Famke Janssen has accepted the pretty sweet villain role in Tommy Wirkola's upcoming action-comedy Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. In the film, two time Academy Award-nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker
) and fellow former Bond girl Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace
) play the ill-fated lost tykes, years after their traumatizing, near-caramelizing experience. Now they're professional witch hunters, which is a good thing because Janssen will play a professional witch. Hollywood Reporter
had the story.
Tommy Wirkola first cooked up trouble with his Nazi Zombie comedy Dead Snow
. (Are there any other kind of Nazis these days? Or zombies?) We think he's got the chops for this: after all, that Evil Dead
-inspired gore-a-thon is much more enjoyable while baked. Here's hoping this next fantasy-themed action romp's prospect are less grim than, well... the fantasy themed action romp The Brother's Grimm