Last month, we reported that Hocus Pocus was being remade as a Disney Channel made-for-TV movie. Now it appears the star of the cult classic, Bette Midler, is none too happy about that.
In a recent interview with People, Midler had this to say about the remake: “I know it’s cheap. It’s going to be cheap! I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character ... My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.”
When asked if she would agree to a cameo in the new Hocus Pocus, Midler was quick to respond: "No, no, no!"
In the original 1993 Hocus Pocus, Midler played Winifred Sanderson, one of three Salem witches who are accidentally resurrected by a teenager and have a dastardly plot to steal the souls of children. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy played Winifred's sisters, Sarah and Mary.
The new Hocus Pocus is still in the development stages. The script is being written by Scarlett Lacey, who is best known for writing on the E! television series The Royals. Her only genre credit was writing the script for Lifetime's 2016 remake of My Sweet Audrina, based on a V.C. Andrews book. The director of the original Hocus Pocus, Kenny Ortega, will not be involved in the remake, nor will any of the Sanderson sisters.
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