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Latina actress Belissa Escobedo (L) will star in “Hocus Pocus 2,” which will premiere on September 30 on Disney+ streaming platform. Photo: Courtesy of The Walt Disney Studios.
Latina actress Belissa Escobedo (L) will star in “Hocus Pocus 2,” which will premiere on September 30 on Disney+ streaming platform. Photo: Courtesy of The Walt Disney Studios.

Belissa Escobedo joins the cast of Hocus Pocus 2

Latina actress Belissa Escobedo is part of the cast of the film "Hocus Pocus 2", which will premiere on September 30 on Disney +

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“It's been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the Sanderson sisters, and they're out for revenge. Now it's up to three high school students to stop ravenous witches from causing a new kind of chaos in Salem before dawn on Halloween eve”, read the synopsis of the film Hocus Pocus 2. 

The first film of this Halloween classic premiered in 1993 in the United States and won a Saturn Award for Best Costume Design.

The second film in the saga reunites well-known actresses Bette Midler (as Winifred "Winnie" Sanderson), Sarah Jessica Parker (as Sarah Sanderson) and Kathy Najimy (as Mary Sanderson) as the Sanderson sisters.

Mexican-American actress Belissa Escobedo, 24, has also joined the cast of this film. Escobedo, known for her work on Don't Look Deeper, American Horror Stories, Sid is Dead, The Baker and the Beauty, plays the character of Izzy, one of three students who bring the iconic witches back after nearly 30 years. years.

I’ve watched Hocus Pocus every single Halloween season, for as long as I can remember. My mom’s house is covered in Sanderson Sisters merchandise from September-November each year. All of those times sitting in front of the TV in my party city costume, watching the masterpiece that is Hocus Pocus, little wee Belissa never thought she’d be working alongside THE witches. Ever. Still can’t believe it”, said the Latina actress, who will also act in Blue Beetle this year. 

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Belissa Escobedo are joined by Sam Richardson of "The Tomorrow War," Doug Jones known for his work on "The Shape of Water," and Hannah Waddingham of "Ted Lasso." The second installment of Hocus Pocus will also feature Whitney Peak from "Gossip Girl", Lilia Buckingham from "Dirt", Froyan Gutiérrez from "Teen Wolf" and Tony Hale from "Veep".

“Hocus Pocus 2” is directed by American choreographer and filmmaker Anne Fletcher (“Dumplin” and “The Proposal”) and produced by Lynn Harris (“King Richard,” “The Shallows”). Ralph Winter ("Hocus Pocus," the "X-Men" franchise), David Kirschner ("Hocus Pocus," "Chucky") and Adam Shankman ("Disenchanted," "Hairspray") will serve as executive producers of this comedy that combines fantasy, laughter and terror.

The movie, called "Abracadabra" in Latin America and "The Return of the Witches" in Spain, will be released on September 30 exclusively on the Disney + streaming platform.

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