According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Tomorrow War star Sam Richardson has officially been tapped to join Disney+’s long-awaited Hocus Pocus 2 film. He will be joining previously announced returning stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as they reprise their fan-favorite villainous roles as the Sanderson sisters. Production on the horror-comedy sequel has finally begun, just in time for its fall 2022 debut.
Hocus Pocus 2 is a live-action comedy sequel to Disney’s 1993 cult classic Hocus Pocus, which will be directed by Anne Fletcher from a screenplay written by Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics). The upcoming movie is bringing back everyone’s favorite witch sisters, multi-award-winning actress Bette Midler (The First Wives Club) as Winifred Sanderson, four-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) as Sarah Sanderson and Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) as Mary Sanderson.
The sequel is expected to center around three young women who accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.
Hocus Pocus 2 will be produced by Lynn Harris and Steven Haft. Executive producers are Adam Shankman, Ralph Winter, and David Kirschner.
Directed by Kenny Ortega, the original film followed the story of a teenage boy who accidentally brings a trio of villainous Salem witches back to life on Halloween night. Although Hocus Pocus wasn’t a critical and commercial success by the time of its release, it still stood the test of time through countless annual airings and has now become a cult classic film.