Production has begun in Dublin, Ireland, on Orion Pictures’ horror reimagining of the fairy tale Gretel And Hansel.
Sophia Lillis (It, HBO’s Sharp Objects) stars as Gretel, Sammy Leakey as Hansel, Charles Babalola as The Hunter, and Alice Krige and Jessica De Gouw as the witches.
Osgood Perkins (pictured, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House) directs from a screenplay he wrote with Rob Hayes.
Automatik Entertainment’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger will produce alongside Sandra Yee Ling as executive producer. Dan Kagan will oversee the project on behalf of Orion Pictures.
Gretel And Hansel takes place a long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, where a girl leads her younger brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a terrifying evil.