HOCUS POCUS 2: Sarah Jessica Parker Confirms Original Cast Ready to Return
If you didn’t know, Hocus Pocus 2 is in development at Disney+ with Jen D’Angelo penning the script and Adam Shankman (Bringing Down the House) set to direct.
And today Sarah Jessica Parker revealed she’s ready to return along with Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson Sisters.
She says: “I think that is something that Bette, Kathy, and I are very hospitable to the idea and I think for a long time people had been talking about it as if people were moving forward with it in a real way but we were unaware of it. I think now we have gotten to the point where we all have agreed publicly to the right people that ‘Yes, that would be a very, very fun idea.’ So we’ll see what the future holds.”
Listen to the interview below.
The original centered on a teenager who explores an abandoned house with his sister and their new friend. After dismissing a story as superstitious, he accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
It starred Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as The Sanderson Sisters. Thora Birch joined them as Dani Dennison with Omri Katz as Max Dennison and Vinessa Shaw as Allison Watts. Jason Marsden rounded out the cast as the voice of Thackery Binx and Doug Jones played Billy Butcherson.
Hocus Pocus was directed by Kenny Ortega from a script by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris (The Stand). David Kirschner (Child’s Play) produced with Steven Haft.