“Hocus Pocus 2” Gets Scribe & Wants Trio Back
“Workaholics” and “Happy Together” writer Jen D’Angelo has been hired to write the script for a sequel to beloved 1993 witchy family comedy “Hocus Pocus” which is in the works at Disney+.
D’Angelo has been tasked with finding a way to bring back the original cast of Bette Midler as Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah, and Kathy Najimy as Mary – none of whom are attached at the moment.
The studio is hopeful that they’ll be involved with the sequel in some capacity, but things are still in very early development and it remains unclear whether they’ll be the main characters or the film will pass the torch to a new generation of witches.
Kenny Ortega directed the original from a script by Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert and based on a story by Garris and David Kirschner. Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, and Doug Jones also starred.