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Belissa Escobedo joins the cast of Hocus Pocus 2

“It has been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and revived the Sanderson sisters and they are out for revenge. Now it’s up to three high school students to stop ravenous witches from wreaking havoc on Salem before dawn on Halloween night.”

The first film of this Halloween classic premiered in the US in 1993 and won a Saturn Award for Best Costume Design.

The second film in the saga reunites popular actresses Bette Midler (as Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson), Sarah Jessica Parker (as Sarah Sanderson) and Kathy Najimy (as Mary Sanderson) as the Sanderson sisters.

Mexican-American actress Belissa Escobedo, 24, has also joined the cast of this film. Escobedo, known for her work on Don’t Look Deeper, American Horror Stories, Sid is Dead, The Baker and the Beauty, plays the character of Izzy, one of three students who became the legendary witches bring back after almost 30 years. Years.

I’ve watched Hocus Pocus every single Halloween season for as long as I can remember. My mom’s house is covered in Sanderson Sisters merchandise from September to November every year. All the times I’ve sat in front of the TV in my Party City costume and watched the masterpiece Hocus Pocus, little little Belissa never thought she’d be working with THE witches. je. I still can’t believe it,” said the Latina actress, who will also star in Blue Beetle this year.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Belissa Escobedo are joined by Sam Richardson from The Tomorrow War, Doug Jones, known for his work on The Shape of Water, and Hannah Waddingham from Ted Lasso. The second part of Hocus Pocus will also feature Gossip Girl’s Whitney Peak, Dirt’s Lilia Buckingham, Teen Wolf’s Froyan Gutiérrez and Veep’s Tony Hale.

Hocus Pocus 2 is directed by American choreographer and filmmaker Anne Fletcher (Dumplin and The Proposal) and produced by Lynn Harris (King Richard, The Shallows). Ralph Winter (“Hocus Pocus,” the “X-Men” franchise), David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”) and Adam Shankman (“Disenchanted,” “Hairspray”) will serve as executive producers on this comedy couple Fantasy, laughter and horror.

The film, called “Abracadabra” in Latin America and “Return of the Witches” in Spain, will be released exclusively on the Disney+ streaming platform on September 30th.

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