“HOCUS POCUS 2” CAST AND FILMMAKERS CELEBRATE THE DISNEY+ ORIGINAL LIVE-ACTION COMEDY AT THE HAUNTING SEQUEL’S NEW YORK PREMIERE
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy Star in Original Movie “Hocus Pocus 2,”
Premiering September 30, Exclusively on Disney+
The cast and filmmakers from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus 2” were in frightfully good spirits earlier yesterday evening at the premiere of the Disney+ Original live-action comedy and haunting sequel to the Halloween classic at New York’s AMC Lincoln Square Cinemas. The film’s stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Froy Gutierrez, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Lilia Buckingham, Taylor Henderson, Nina Kitchen, Juju Brenner, Kahmora Hall, and Ginger were in attendance, as were filmmakers Anne Fletcher (director), Jen D’Angelo (screenwriter), Lynn Harris (producer), and Adam Shankman (executive producer), and guests Kristin Chenoweth, Sunny Hostin, and Ralph Macchio. “Hocus Pocus 2” will premiere September 30 on Disney+ as a part of the streaming service’s Hallowstream celebration.
It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve. “Hocus Pocus 2” stars Bette Midler (“The First Wives Club,” “Beaches”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City,” “Divorce”), Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act,” “Younger”), Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War”), Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories”), Lilia Buckingham (“Dirt”), Froy Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”), with Tony Hale (“Veep”) and Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”). The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (“Dumplin,’” “The Proposal”) from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo (“Workaholics”) and a story by David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”) & Blake Harris, and Jen D’Angelo, produced by Lynn Harris (“King Richard,” “The Shallows”), with Ralph Winter (“Hocus Pocus,” “X-Men” franchise), David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”), and Adam Shankman (“Disenchanted,” “Hairspray”) serving as executive producers.
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