Haim sisters to soundtrack ‘The Witch Boy,’ an animated Netflix film by the Forward

Haim sisters to soundtrack ‘The Witch Boy,’ an animated Netflix film

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(JTA) — The Jewish sister rock band Haim have gone from being paid in matzah ball soup to scoring a feature film.

The trio will soundtrack the Netflix animated feature “The Witch Boy,” based on a three-book graphic novel series of the same name by Molly Knox Ostertag.

The fantasy musical is set in a magical community where all the girls become witches and the boys grow into shapeshifters. It centers on a boy, Aster, who discovers he has witch powers and needs to use those powers when a mysterious danger emerges. It will be directed by Minkyu Lee, Academy Award nominated for the animated short film “Adam and Dog.”

It’s a story “celebrating queerness,” Lee has said.

Haim sisters to soundtrack Netflix’s ‘The Witch Boy,’

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