Paramount’s horror/comedy movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters moves forward with news: Famke Janssen (Jean Grey in the X-Men films) has joined the cast; playing the part of the leader of the witches.

The premise takes place fifteen years after the events in the fairytale Hansel and Gretel, with the siblings now grownup as witch hunters.

The film stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton; who replaced Noomi Rapace.

Directed by Tommy Wirkola, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters begins shooting in March.

(Heat Vision)