According to Deadline, an international casting search has finally brought Vin Diesel his very own witch queen in German actress Julie Engelbrecht! Engelbrecht will make her American film debut in forthcoming The Last Witch Hunter, starring as the immortal leader of a deadly coven opposite witch hunters and mortal witch enemies, Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, and Michael Caine.
While not yet known to North American audiences, Engelbrecht has been acting since she was twelve in her native France and Germany, starring in various film and television roles. Her credits include Adieu, mon ami, Before The Fall, Rasmus and Johanna, The Red Baron, Berlin 36, and Rumpelstilzchen. The Last Witch Hunter is being directed by Breck Eisner, who's last film credit was a remake of George Romero's The Crazies, a film I actually enjoyed. And while I don't normally jump at Vin Diesel movies, I will line up for pretty much any film about a witch without question.
Are you excited for The Last Witch Hunter? Do you plan on seeing this one when it comes to theaters? Let me know in the comments what you think of this latest foray into the world of the witches!