Fans are anxious to see Famke Janssen as the witch in the upcoming film “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.” The star recently opened up about her role in the film, and The Inquisitr shared the highlights on Jan. 19.
Janssen says she was drawn to the script because of its “Tarantino-esque feel” twisting things up with the well-known tale. She adds that she was looking for a character she hadn't done before, and one with a story that could hold its own. Famke Janssen as a witch is a new twist on her typical style, and the film has gotten a solid amount of buzz. The Tommy Wirkola film also stars Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as Gretel.
This film is no ordinary children's tale, however. Trailers for the movie show plenty of blood and gore, and Hansel and Gretel are clearly not innocent children any longer. The film picks up 15 years after the original tale, and Hansel and Gretel are now vigilantes. However, they also are being hunted and it sounds like they have a fair number of foes. MTV notes that this version is R-rated, and moviegoers are anxious to see the end result.
Famke Janssen's witch character debuts in “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” in theaters around the country on Jan. 25.