A crew member for Warner Bros.’ The Witches was stabbed Tuesday in the UK. According to Deadline, the crew member was stabbed in a “confrontation with a co-worker.”
The man was taken to the hospital and the suspect was arrested. The suspect has been released on bond and is due in court on July 17. Right now, it is unknown if cast members, including Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer, who star in the film, were on set when the stabbing took place.
The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the most recent version of the script with Zemeckis. Guillermo del Toro wrote the first draft. Del Toro was once supposed to direct, but Zemeckis took over the reins. Del Toro will still produce, along with Alfonso Cuaron.
The first The Witches film in 1990 starred Anjelica Huston, based on the 1983 novel that revolved around a boy who comes across a group of witches that hate children and his journey to stop them, all the while he’s now a mouse! Young newcomers Jahzir Bruno and Codie-Lei Eastick also star. Bruno will be playing the young boy who has the run-in with the witches, and Eastick will be another child who encounters them. Spencer will portray Bruno’s grandmother.
The initial report of the film stated that it would be more rooted in the source material of the novel than the original film.
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