Gemma Arteton Cast As Gretel
Despite the role been widely assumed to be Noomi Rapace’s (she of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo fame), Gemma Arteton has nabbed the role of Gretel in the forth coming fairytale fantasy fighter Witch Hunters which will be a dark twist on the classic fairytale genre which seems to be the early theme for 2011.
The story will follow Gretel and her brother Hansel (Jeremy Renner) 15 years after their traumatic experience with a house made of gingerbread, a cannibalistic witch and an oven.
It’s got an odd mix of talent attached to it including Adam McKay and Will Ferrell producing and Tommy Wirkola, director of “zombies in the cold” slasher Dead Snow at the helm. Apparently the team were keen to bring an action/horror comedy in the same vein as Shaun Of The Dead to their production house. None of the cast members so far have any experience being funny but they’re veterans of the action genre.
They’ll have to move fast though as Renner is a busy man and it’ll have to be filmed in the eight week gap between Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and his stint as Hawkeye in Joss Whedon’s Avengers.