Amuck, amuck, amuck! The witches of the fan-favorite Halloween flick Hocus Pocus are coming back to the screen with a sequel. If you’re excited about Hocus Pocus 2, we have some great Hocus Pocus 2 casting news for you on this glorious morning (and trust us, it won’t make you sick). The film is now looking for extras — here’s your chance to be cast in the upcoming Hocus Pocus 2 movie!
With so many dedicated fans, Hocus Pocus 2 is perhaps the most highly anticipated new Disney movie (by the way, a new Haunted Mansion-inspired film is also in the works!). And now, a new casting call is giving super fans the opportunity to actually be in Hocus Pocus 2.
The casting call specifies that Hocus Pocus 2 is now looking for extras to work on the upcoming movie. Filming will be taking place in Providence, Rohde Island, and the surrounding areas from October through December of this year. No, you can’t be cast as the fourth Sanderson Sister, but based on this Hocus Pocus 2 casting news, you could still be in the film in some way. For a Hocus Pocus fans, that sounds spooktacular!
Here are the details from Kendall Cooper Casting:
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.
Mandatory local COVID testing will be required before any in-person work. Testing will be provided by production. Production requires all extras to have Zone A COVID clearance. This production has adopted a mandatory vaccine requirement for Zone A and non-union roles. As a result, 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.
Seeking SAG and Non-Union talent. All extra work, testing and fittings are paid. Local hire only, no travel or housing provided. Filming will generally take place Monday through Friday and is often a 12+ hour commitment for each day of work.
So, what do we know about the Hocus Pocus sequel so far? Well, it’s set to debut on Disney+ in fall 2022, and the original Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimi). It will be directed by Anne Fletcher, who replaced Adam Shankman earlier this year. Per IMDb:
Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.
Below is the official synopsis of the original 1993 film, Hocus Pocus, directed by Kenny Ortega:
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Click here to visit the casting call webpage and apply to be an extra in the upcoming Hocus Pocus 2 movie!