By MICHAEL GINGOLD
After essaying one of Stephen King’s most memorable young characters on screen, actress Sophia Lillis takes on a horrific variation on a classic fairy tale.
The first photo seen here has been issued of Lillis (IT’s Beverly Marsh) in GRETEL & HANSEL, coming from Orion Pictures January 31. Directed by Osgood Perkins (THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER) from a script by Rob Hayes, the movie also stars Sammy Leakey, Charles Babalola, Alice Krige (SLEEPWALKERS, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT) and Jessica De Gouw, and was produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (SINISTER, UPGRADE) and Fred Berger (DESTROYER). The synopsis: “A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl [Lillis] leads her little brother [Leakey] into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.”