Gretel and Hansel (2020) – Storyline : A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Gretel & Hansel (also known as Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale) is a 2020 dark fantasy horror film based on the German folklore tale Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm. The film is directed by Oz Perkins, produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Dan Kagan, and the screenplay is by Rob Hayes. Sophia Lillis and Sam Leakey portray the main characters, alongside Charles Babalola, Jessica De Gouw and Alice Krige. Gretel and Hansel enter a dark wood in order to find work and food to assist their poor parents, where they stumble upon the home of an evil witch.
It was announced in October 2018 that Lillis would star in Gretel and Hansel, an adaptation of the German folklore Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, with Perkins directing the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Hayes. Casting began from November 2018 to April 2019. Filming started in November 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.
Gretel & Hansel was released in the United States on January 31, 2020, by Orion Pictures through United Artists Releasing. It received mixed reviews, with particular praise for its cinematography and atmosphere, as well as the performances and horror elements, but criticism of its screenplay and pacing.
Director: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins) Writer: Rob Hayes Stars: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw | See full cast & crew »