Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ Skips Theaters for HBO Max Debut

Rober Zemeckis’ adaptation of “The Witches” starring Anne Hathaway is landing on HBO Max just in time for Halloween.The Warner Bros.

dark fantasy comedy will debut on the subscription streaming service, owned by parent company WarnerMedia, on Oct.

22.“The Witches” was originally expected to open in theaters on Oct.

9, but like almost every movie set to release this year, its premiere was delayed amid the pandemic.Though it’s forgoing a theatrical release in the U.S., the film will play in international cinemas starting Oct.

28.“‘The Witches’ is a wonderful reimagining of Roald Dahl’s classic tale that combines world-class filmmaking with fantastic performances,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros.

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“It’s fun for the whole family and ideal for this time of year.”“The Witches” is based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel about a young boy who, while staying with his grandmother at a hotel,

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