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Gemma Arterton is Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

05 January 2011

Tamara Drewe babe Gemma Arterton has reportedly napped the coveted role of Gretel in Paramount Pictures' Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a role that was rumoured to be for Noomi Rapace.

No stranger to fantasy films, having starred in the likes of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Clash of the Titans, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will see Arterton join Jeremy Renner's Hansel, tooling up to pursue and take down crones and harpies, following their ordeal from the original Grimm story (fifteen years ago in the film's chronology).

Renner is one sought after talent at the moment, he's slotting this in between his starring roles in the Brad Bird directed Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and The Avengers from Joss Whedon. His character Hawkeye is rumoured to make an appearance in Thor when it hits UK cinemas in April.

Shooting of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters begins in Berlin in March with Tommy Wirkola directing and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay among the producers.

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