BetteBack July 30, 1992: Bette Midler Signs To Do “Hocus Pocus” With SJP And Kathy Najimy

The Lethbridge Herald
A brew of sister witches
July 30, 1992

Sarah Jessica Parker has been cast as the beautiful witch Sarah Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, the Touchstone Pictures film starring Bette Midler.

Parker, whose Honeymoon in Vegas, will be released in August, was cast along with Kathy Najimy ( Sister Act) and Thora Birch (Patriot Games, Paradise) in the Kenny Ortega-directed feature.

Midler plays Winifred Sanderson, the most powerful of the sister witches. Najimy plays Mary Sanderson, the wacky witch of the trio.

Hocus Pocus, which is set in witch town Salem, Mass., at Halloween, is about three Witches who are intentionally reincarnated by a young boy who is trying to impress the girl of his dreams.

In Honeymoon in Vegas, Parker plays a woman whose plans to marry Nicolas Cage go awry when she meets James Caan in Las Vegas. The film also stars Anne Bancroft.

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