Rising UK actor Charles Babalola (“Black Mirror”) has been cast as The Hunter in Orion Pictures’ upcoming horror pic Gretel and Hansel, the reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale which will star It breakout Sophia Lillis as Gretel, Deadline says.
Shoot is due to get underway this fall in Ireland on the film which will be set a long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, and follows a young girl who leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Osgood Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter) will direct the feature from a screenplay he wrote with Rob Hayes (Netflix’s “Chewing Gum”). Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious, Sinister) and Fred Berger (La La Land) will produce. Sandra Yee Ling will executive produce. Dan Kagan is overseeing on behalf of Orion Pictures.