Tina Fey putting together Hocus Pocus 2

News Simon Brew 3 Jul 2014 - 06:25

UPDATE: Tina Fey's reps have clarified she's working on witch-centric comedy for Disney, but not Hocus Pocus 2....

UPDATE: Whilst Hocus Pocus 2 is still believed to be an active project, it's not the film that Tina Fey has joined. She's working on 'Untitled Witch Project' for Disney, which she will produce and star in. But it's not Hocus Pocus 2.

The ever-popular 90s Disney movie Hocus Pocus is getting a sequel, as was first revealed earlier in the year. And now news reaches us that Tina Fey is getting involved in the project.

Fey's production company, Little Stranger, is getting behind the new film, and the mighty Fey herself will be one of the producers of Hocus Pocus 2. At this stage, it's unclear whether she plans to act in the film as well.

The sequel is set to pick things up many years after the original, which starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and the brilliant Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, a trio of not always pleasant witches. The new film will focus on "a housewife who is related to the Sanderson sisters, who teams up with a witch hunter to save her children after they run afoul of some resurrected witches while out trick-or-treating".

Thus far, no acting talent is attached to Hocus Pocus 2. Earlier in the year, it was revealed that the plan was to recruit lead stars in the vein of "Fey and Melissa McCarthy".

We'll keep you posted.

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