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Famke Janssen joins Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Famke Janssen

Story by Jack Foley

FAMKE Janssen has joined Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner in the action comedy Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

The former Bond villain (in Goldeneye) and X-Men star will play the leader of the witches, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) is directing the film, which picks up years after the fairy-tale siblings’ childhood trauma at the gingerbread house.

They are now witch bounty hunters.

Shooting is due to begin on location in Berlin in March.

Janssen just completed filming on her writing-directing debut, the drama Bringing Up Bobby, which she also produced. She was also recently seen in the thriller Taken alongside Liam Neeson.

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