Hollywood stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy are all set to reprise their roles in “Hocus Pocus 2”, a sequel to the 1993 Disney classic “Hocus Pocus”.
Disney initially revealed plans for a follow-up film in 2019, in hopes the acting trio would return, but Midler, Parker and Najimy had not officially confirmed their participation at the time, variety.com reports.
Production is slated to begin this fall, with the sequel slated to debut on Disney Plus in 2022.
Midler had tweeted: “Sistaaaahs! It’s been 300 years… But we’re back! “
Former filmmaker Adam Shankman will no longer do so due to reported scheduling conflicts. However, he will be associated as an executive producer even as he turns to directing “Disenchanted,” a sequel to the 2007 fairy tale comedy “Enchanted” starring Amy Adams, for the studio.
Anne Fletcher, whose credits include “The Proposal” and “27 Dresses”, will take over as director.
“As heartbroken as I am that I can’t lead my friends Bette, Sarah Jessica and Kathy in what will certainly be a major event for Disney Plus due to scheduling conflicts, I couldn’t be happier. to hand over the reins to Anne, who brought so much laughter and joy to people’s lives with her previous job, ”said Shankman.
“I am always grateful and proud to help pilot this ingenious project as an executive producer alongside producer Lynn Harris, whom I have loved and admired as a colleague and friend ever since she helped me secure the ‘Boogie Nights’ choreography station, ”added Shankman.
“More than ever, people need to laugh. We should be laughing every day, and there is so much fun to be had with these three amazing women playing delicious characters from a so beloved movie, ”director Fletcher said.
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