On Nov. 10, 2012, Anne Hathaway will make her third appearance hosting the sketch show along with musical guest Rihanna. The “Les Misérables” star Hathaway has been known to be quite funny on occasion, in addition to being able to sing. The following week, SNL has hired Jeremy Renner to make his debut next to Maroon 5, whose “One More Night” single has been No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, will be the episode’s musical guest for the fourth time. Two-time Academy Award nominee, Renner, currently touting The Bourne Legacy DVD release and the forthcoming Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, will be dropping by on Nov. 17.
Hathaway looks like she’s about to give a powerful performance in Les Miserables, while Renner on the other hand is what I like to call a “blank slate” actor. He’s good enough, but in most of his features, has little personality to himself.
Unlike Hathaway, Renner doesn’t have a big new film coming out until Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters in 2013.
Recent talk about Renner’s role says the actor lets out his inner cold-blooded killer in the red band trailer for “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.”
In the promo video which is released via IGN, Renner doesn’t hesitate to explicitly tear apart witches’ bodies, shoot their heads or crush their bones. Gemma Arterton is also seen joining Renner in his brutal actions. In between the violent-laden scenes, there are glimpses at Renner’s steamy moments with a blond beauty.
A twisted adaptation of the Brother Grimm classic tale, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” is set 15 years after Hansel and Gretel killed the witch who kidnapped them, with the siblings now becoming bounty hunters who pursue witches. They also have to face a corrupt town sheriff that becomes their new enemy.
Of the new darker take on the famous siblings, Arterton once said to Entertainment Weekly, “Gretel is much more in tune with her spiritual side. Hansel is a typical action hero, cheeky, funny, a womanizer. She’s much of a thinker, intense, internal and bit more open-minded than he is.”
The Tommy Wirkola-directed movie, which is also presented in 3D and IMAX formats, is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. cinemas on January 25, 2013. Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Zoe Bell, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Derek Mears, Judy Norton and Christian Rubeck are all joining Renner and Arterton in the cast ensemble.