Few actresses can follow Anjelica Huston, but Anne Hathaway is going to try. The Oscar winner just closed a deal to star as the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches.
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Hocus Pocus has its moments, as do Coraline, Monsters Inc., and all the Harry Potter films. But there’s one movie above all others that is seemingly engineered, from start to finish, to scare the hell out of the children who make up its intended audience: 1990's Anjelica Huston showcase The Witches.
David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter film series -- including upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -- has a new fantasy franchise in his sights. Warner Bros. has just secured the rights to all things Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl's estate, and is teaming with Heyman to make a prequel about the character.
Just months after adding "Scooby Snack" to its hallowed pages, the Oxford English Dictionary has released its latest update. Among the 500-plus new terms gaining entrance: "Clickbait", "kegerator", "vom", "YOLO" and "Yoda". The list also included tributes to author Roald Dahl, born 100 years ago this month.