‘Gretel and Hansel’ Trailer: The Classic Tale Gets Another Dark Spin, This Time with Sophia Lillis

/Film | 9/4/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Everyone knows the story of Hansel and Gretel. It’s been retold in a variety of ways over the years, most recently as an action fantasy starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. Now it’s heading into more conventional horror territory with IT star Sophia Lillis starring in a version that puts Gretel first in the title as an older sister who finds herself confronting a creepy woman in the woods who wants to be more than friendly to a couple young strangers. Watch the Gretel and Hansel trailer below.

Sophia Lillis plays Gretel, and she’s joined by Sammy Leakey as Hansel. Instead of making them a couple of dumb kids who just follow some bread crumbs through the woods, they’re looking for any crumbs they can get as a poor pair of siblings who are desperate for food and work. They meet a woman who wants to help them, but unfortunately, she has much more in store for them.

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In order to fill out a feature film adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, you have to come up with a lot of other elements than the very basic story provides. This adaptation seems to be filling it with unnerving silence, plenty of suspense, and a...
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