“Amuck, Amuck, Amuck!” Calling all Hocus Pocus fans! To the excitement of many who enjoy this cult classic film, Disney has confirmed, coming exclusively to Disney Plus, a spooky Hocus Pocus sequel to the 1993 Halloween classic is coming. That’s right – Hocus Pocus 2! Production was noted to begin in October 2021 which is right around the corner. We know so far that each Sanderson Sister including Bette Midler as “Winifred”, Sarah Jessica Parker as “Sarah”, and Kathy Najimy as “Mary” are reprising their cast roles and returning as child hungry witches in the sequel. And now, YOU can be part of the new film! A casting call for extras has launched!
According to reports, the plot for Hocus Pocus 2 is based around a high-school-aged girl named “Becca” who is a loner and struggling to make friends. The struggles continue at home as she has a stepmother she hates. Becca is an aspiring witch who manages to get her hands on a new black flame candle at the town’s magic shop located in the Sanderson Sisters’ old cottage from the original Hocus Pocus. Becca accidentally summons the Sanderson Sisters on Halloween leading to a night of chaos as Becca and her friend work together to fend off the sisters who are still seeking youth, immortality, and wreaking havoc. Sound like fun? Well, you can be part of the action!
As first reported by InsideTheMagic, the Casting Call comes from Kendall Cooper Casting and states the following: “Casting Call: “HOCUS POCUS 2” SEEKING EXTRAS (PROVIDENCE, RI): Kendall Cooper Casting is now accepting submissions for extras to work on the upcoming feature-length motion picture project “Hocus Pocus 2”. Filming will be in Providence, RI, and surrounding areas October through December 2021. Production is seeking people local to the Providence, RI area to play various extra roles in the film; children and adults of ALL ethnicities, ages, genders, and sizes are encouraged to apply. Specifically seeking people with dance experience, men with shoulder-length hair or longer, and young adults ages 18-22 years old.”
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When it comes to COVID-19, the Casting Call does note that “Mandatory COVID 19 testing will be required before any in-person work. Testing will be provided by production.” “You will need to provide verification that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to be assigned to this production, absent an approved accommodation. For all children working on set, guardians will also need to provide verification of vaccination. Masks will be required at all times, except when appearing on camera.”
Do you have what it takes to be a Hocus Pocus star and live in the Providence, RI area? Click here to view the full Casting Call and to fill out the information and upload current photos to be considered for the highly anticipated and already beloved film. Best of luck, Hocus Pocus fans! In the meantime, we’ll be keeping an eye out for any information on a possible release date for Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ spooky sequel!