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Watch Sophia Lillis in the 'Gretel & Hansel' trailer

Following a first look at star Sophia Lillis revealed last weekOrion Pictures has brought online the first trailer for their dark fairy tale reimagining Gretel & Hansel. Lillis, who next reprises her role as Beverly Marsh in the hugely anticipated It: Chapter Two, will play one half of the title sibling pair in the 2020 release from director Osgood “Oz” Perkins (The Blackcoat’s DaughterI Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House). Check out the trailer in the player below!

A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl, Gretel (Lillis) leads her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Gretel & Hansel also stars Alice Krige (The OAStar Trek: First Contact), Jessica De Gouw (Underground, Arrow) and Charles Babalola (Black MirrorThe Legend of Tarzan).

Scripted by Rob Hayes (Chewing Gum) and produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Upgrade) and Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer) on behalf of Automatik, Gretel & Hansel is executive produced by Sandra Yee Ling and Macdara Kelleher. Look for it to hit the big screen beginning January 31, 2020.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.