Trivia for The Witches
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- Guillermo del Toro wanted the film to be a stop-motion picture.
- It is unknown if the movie is connected to the Willy Wonka movie.
- Jennifer Lopez was briefly set to play the Grand High Witch.
- Releasing 30 years after the previous adaption of Roald Dahl's novel, which starred Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch. Both Huston and Hathaway are Academy Award winners for Best Supporting Actress. By coincidence, they also have the same initials.
- The 2nd collaboration between Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci after appearing together for the first time in The Devil wears Prada (2006).
- During filming, there was an incident on set. A stabbing occurred between a stagehand and a rigger, where one of the men sustained a neck injury.
- It is rumored that Guillermo del Toro collaborator Doug Jones will be playing a witch and maybe the Grand High Witch in her unmasked and true form.