Casting news for Breck Eisner's THE LAST WITCH HUNTER continues to pour in as we recently learned that "True Detective" actor Olafur Darri Olafsson had signed on as one of the witches (a warlock?) battling Vin Diesel in Lionsgate's supernatural action movie. That news came on the heels of the word that Elijah Wood had signed on to co-star alongside the previously announced Rose Leslie and Michael Caine. Now Deadline is reporting that the cast is growing by one more as the film has found a Witch Queen in German actress Julie Engelbrecht. She's already cast her spell on me!
Diesel leads the fantasy actioner as an immortal witch hunter who teams with his natural enemy, a witch, to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity. Engelbrecht will do battle with Diesel in the villainous role of the Witch Queen, a part she landed after an international casting search.
Conceived by Cory Goodman, scripted by Burk Sharpless and Matta Sazama (as well as D.W. Harper and Melissa Wallace):
In The Last Witch Hunter, an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) partners with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of NYC from unleashing a plague on humanity.
Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann and Diesel are producing the movie, while Diesel's One Race partner Samantha Vincent will executive produce with Adam Goldworm.
More on THE LAST WITCH HUNTER as we hear it.
Julie Engelbrecht -- she is rather bewitching, isn't she?