As staying indoors has become a requirement, many people are looking for ways and forms of entertainment to pass the time while doing their part to help flatten the curve of the pandemic.
Astro customers are in for a treat as Roald Dahl’s The Witches has premiered in Malaysia exclusively on streaming service HBO GO and On Demand with Astro, enabling Malaysian viewers to enjoy the classic tale from the comfort of their own homes.
Reimagining author Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, the film by Oscar-winning director and master storyteller Robert Zemeckis – who gave us Forrest Gump, the Christmas classic The Polar Express, and the Back to the Future trilogy – tells the darkly humorous and heart-warming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.
As the grandmother and the boy encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.
Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe, undercover, to carry out her evil plans to turn the world’s children into mice.
The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (Les Misérable, Ocean’s 8) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, The Shape Of Water), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games films, The Lovely Bones), with Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s Glee and BoJack Horseman) and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock. Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s Atlanta) also stars as the brave young hero, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick (Holmes & Watson).
To fully bring Dahl’s The Witches to life, Zemeckis is joined by a world-class team of filmmakers including Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris who bring a fresh sense of humour along with warmth and the unexpected to the film which is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family.
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