Filming for the long-awaited Abracadabra sequel is already in full swing and iconic character Billy Butcherson, played by actor Doug Jones, has been spotted backstage on set in a graveyard.
In a video shared by a Twitter user, it is possible to see Jones characterized as the popular zombie, preparing for the shoot.
I got home late from work to find them filming #HocusPocus 2 in my local cemetery. It’s Billy! @ HocusPocus2US pic.twitter.com/zHZ6r2qEVV
– Sandi (@ Jackforever1) November 9, 2021
The new film will also feature the return of Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the dangerous and fun Sanderson Sisters.
In addition to them, the cast also includes Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Hannah Waddingham, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson and Nina Kitchen.
The black flame candle is illuminated to the delight of the Sanderson sisters.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will be back soon.
Joined by new faces that you will learn soon.
See more of the haunting cast in the next tweet.
Enjoy this treat # Hallowstream.👇 pic.twitter.com/DiBAfCHiWX
– Disney + (@disneyplus) October 31, 2021
Anne Fletcher (“Elle danse, je danse”) will be in charge of the production.
In an interview with SiriusXM, Najimy gave some details about the production:
“Sarah and Bette and I had phone conversations to talk about the script and it was a lot of fun, obviously. Bette Midler, as Jess well knows, has been a huge inspiration for my whole life. Like, half of me is because of Bette Midler, the other half is because of my mother, Gloria Steinem. So we talked a lot about the notes and whether we would do it now. Now we have to see the places, dates and how long it’s going to last. So that’s it, these things. “
Jen D’Angelo, who wrote the original, was hired to write ‘Abracadabra 2’.
The original film takes with it legions of fans. Released in 1993 and directed by Kenny Ortega (‘High School Musical’ franchise), the story revolves around Max Dennison (Omri Katz), a teenager who explores an abandoned house alongside his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After not believing a story told by Allison, Max accidentally releases a group of evil witches who lived in the house. Now, with the help of a magic cat, the children must steal the witches’ spellbook to prevent them from becoming immortal.
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