Jeremy Renner and Noomi Rapace as Hansel and Gretel? Not so fast...

jeremy-rennerImage Credit: John Shearer/WireImage.comMovie blogs have been buzzing today with speculation that Jeremy Renner and Noomi Rapace might star in a gothic horror comedy called Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The reports stemmed from an interview Renner gave to a Norwegian website in which he hinted that the movie was in the works. It’s certainly an interesting idea: Renner, the Oscar-nominated star of The Hurt Locker, and Rapace, who starred as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptation of The Girl With Dragon Tattoo, playing a pair of ass-kicking witch hunters — if handled right, it could be pretty cool.

But not so fast, everyone. Renner’s rep tells that while there have been discussions about the project, there have been no negotiations as yet and there are certainly no deals in place. In any event, Renner has two big projects coming up: Mission Impossible IV (in which he’ll star opposite Tom Cruise) and The Avengers (in which he’ll play Hawkeye). Those will keep him busy for quite a while, so, as intriguing as Hansel and Gretel sounds, for now we’ll have to just nibble on some gingerbread and wait.

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  • m1

    WTF? They’re both too talented for something like this.

    • Elysia

      ??? The project sounds more exciting than the actors!

  • ew-bot

    sounds potentially great.

  • Kell

    Whatever happened to the Paul Thomas Anderson religion movie that Remmer was going to do?

    • James S.

      Comes out in 2011. Jeremy Renner and Paul Thomas Anderson. Has anything ever sounded more amazing?

  • emgee

    it sounds like its from that legends comic book. i would go see it

  • jcarla

    This was part of the Hansel and Gretal story in Fables: When they got to the Mundy world in the 1600s, Hansel was doing the witch hunting, but he became more fananitcal and saw withcraft everywhere. When H and G finally came to Fabletown, Hansel couldn’t live with the amnesty pact and be near his old enemy, the witch in the woods. When Gretal struck up a freindship with Totenkidder, Hansel killed her.

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