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'Hocus Pocus 2' New Details, Cast Members Revealed

(CBS/CNN) -- Halloween may be over but "Hocus Pocus 2" is well underway.

Disney+ announced new details for the highly anticipated sequel on Twitter Monday, with production underway in Rhode Island. Crews have been spotted filming in Providence and at La Salle Academy, one of the oldest schools in the state.

The movie will feature the 1993 film's original stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. The original Hocus Pocus, which remains a fan favorite more than 25 years after its original release, was filmed in Salem in the early 1990s.

In this new film, the three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.

Also making appearances in the film are Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson, Nina Kitchen and "Ted Lasso" star Hannah Waddingham.

Anne Fletcher will direct, taking over from her friend Adam Shankman, who had been set to direct the sequel.

The spooky sequel will premiere exclusively on Disney+ next fall.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. CNN's Chloe Melas contributed to this report.)


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