Peter Stormare has signed on to play a crooked lawman in Paramount/MGM's 3D Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, and Famke Janssen.

According to Deadline, Peter Stormare will play the villainous town sheriff 'Berringer' in the film, which catches up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house. The siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches.

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Tommy Wirkola will direct Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters from a script he co-wrote with D.W. Harper. Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Chris Henchy are producing through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner.