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Octavia Spencer to star in Robert Zemeckis' 'The Witches'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Oscar-winner Spencer is in negotiations to star in Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of Roald Dahl's "The Witches".

The actor, best known for her roles in films such as "Hidden Figures" and "Shape of Water", will join in the film.

The project hails from and will be produced by Oscar-winning directors -- and Guillermo del Toro, who was previously attached to direct but had to step aside due to scheduling issues.

The book follows a boy who stumbles upon a coven of child-hating witches he must stop, even though he has been turned into a mouse.

Hathaway, 36, is set to play the role of Grand Witch while Spencer, 46, is in the role of the boy's grandmother.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 11:41 IST