Lara Flynn Boyle is set to star in director Duane Journey’s Black Forest: Hansel and Gretel & The 420 Witch, a stoner re-imagining of the classic Grimm brothers fairy tale. The 41-year-old stunner will play an evil witch who, after baiting teens into her house with some wicked pot, eats them to maintain her youthful appearance.
Joining Boyle in the project as siblings Hansel and Gretel are Twilight Saga star Michael Welch and 18-year-old “Castle” cutie Molly Quinn. The film, written by David Tillman (Vampire Survivor), will begin production on Nov. 12 in Los Angeles. Indies Dark Highway Films, KK&P, and Uptik Entertainment are all producing.
Boyle is best known for her roles as Donna Hayward on “Twin Peaks” and Serleena, a sexy shape-shifting alien queen, in Men in Black II. Other notable genre turns include MGM’s Poltergeist 3 (her horror debut at age 18), Tom Holland’s psycho-bitch thriller The Temp, and Lifetime’s small-screen adaptation of author Ann Rivers Siddons’ 1978 mystery novel The House Next Door.