Tony Hale has reportedly joined the cast of “Hocus Pocus 2.” Hale will play the mayor of Salem Jefry Traske and will star alongside Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy who will reprise their roles as the delightfully wicked Sanderson Sisters in the sequel.
Sam Richardson (The Tomorrow War) and Taylor Henderson (Earwig and the Witch) are also attached to star in the movie.
The film is a follow-up to the 1993 comedy and will center around three young women who accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern day Salem and they must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.
Hale provided the voice of Forky in 2019’s Toy Story 4 and has since starred in two Disney+ series, Forky Asks a Question and The Mysterious Benedict Society.
“Hocus Pocus 2” has already begun filming under the direction of Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal,” “27 Dresses”), who is taking over directing responsibilities from her friend and colleague Adam Shankman (“Hairspray,” “The Wedding Planner”), with Lynn Harris (“The Shallows”) serving as producer. Shankman will remain on this project as an executive producer along with Ralph Winter (“Adrift”) and David Kirschner (“Curse of Chucky”). Steven Haft (“Tigerland”) is co-producer.
“Hocus Pocus 2” is set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ in Fall 2022.
Source: The DisInsider