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Sam Richardson Reveals His Role in ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

The highly anticipated Disney+ Original movie “Hocus Pocus 2” debuts on Disney+ on Friday, September 30, 2022.  The film reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy which brings back the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters for more comedic mayhem.

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” also stars Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War”), Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories”), Lilia Buckingham (“Dirt”), Froyan Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”),  and Tony Hale (“Veep”).

According to a new article in Variety, we now know who Sam Richardson will play in the Hocus Pocus sequel.  The actor revealed he plays Gilbert who is a bookshop owner.  You can see what Richardson shared about the character below:

“I play a character named Gilbert, who’s a bookshop owner in this world. It’s a bookshop and a magic shop.”

Richardson also shared his excitement to be a part of the film by adding:

“It’s so amazing to get to have had the chance to work with them. I grew up watching that movie. I’m obsessed with Christmas and I’m obsessed with Halloween. So to be in the next ‘Hocus Pocus,’ I was pinching myself while being in the scenes.”

The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (“Dumplin,’” “The Proposal”) and 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.

You can watch the teaser trailer for the movie below:

The Disney+ Original movie “Hocus Pocus 2” premieres on Disney+ on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Source: Variety

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