On Friday night, Warner Bros. revealed that Kristin Chenoweth would be joining the cast new adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book The Witches. The movie has already announced that some other significant stars would be cast, including Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock, along with Jahzir Kadeem Bruno and Codie-Lei Eastwick. Chenoweth later shared PopCulture's story on her Twitter, writing that she is "so excited about this" newest project.
She isn't the only one excited about this news. Many of her fans quickly expressed their satisfaction in seeing The West Wing actress named in the cast. The Oklahoma native has also carved out a successful theatre career, winning a Tony Award in 1999 for her work in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway. In television, Chenoweth received an Emmy in 2009 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in ABC's Pushing Daisies.
As for The Witches, the film does not have a release date. This project will be the second adaptation of the children's book with the first coming in 1990. The plot will stay true to the words of Dahl, following an orphaned boy named Bruno and his Grandma as they leave their Alabama town and encounter the Grand High Witch, who will be played by Hathaway, and the plan she and her fellow witches have in stores. With Chenoweth now in the fold, here is a look at some of the most notable reactions to her addition.
OMG OMG OMG I AM FREAKING OUT. THIS WAS MY FAVORITE MOVIE WHEN I WAS A KID. I AM SOOOO HAPP!! Best news of quarantine— Bruna Antonelli (@Bru_naAntonelli) September 28, 2020
No. Freaking. Way. Omg I am so excited!!! One of my fave books as a kid. I also loved the original movie. I cannot wait 😍😆— The Facts Were These (@pieholeregular) September 28, 2020
One of my favorite movies as a kid. You’re going to be incredible!— KDykstra21 (@dykstra21) September 28, 2020
Oh goodness I can’t wait! I’m sure you’ll be amazing!— suzanna (@vulcanidentity) September 28, 2020
I don’t know if anyone can best Angelica but I look forward to seeing yours and Anne’s twist on the story.— Go Caps (@CapsGirl08) September 28, 2020
YESSS MAMA! I miss you on my screen✨— Markia Nicole Smith✨ (@Markia_Nicole) September 28, 2020