Bette Midler Bashes Upcoming Remake of 'Hocus Pocus'

October 31, 2017

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It may only be in the early stages of production, but Bette Midler is already “hating on” the upcoming remake of Hocus Pocus.

Earlier this fall the Disney Channel announced they were working on remaking the film for TV.

“I know it’s cheap, it’s gonna be cheap,” she told PEOPLE at red carpet event earlier this week.

She went on to say that character she played in the 1993 cult classic, Witch Winifred Sanderson, is “very, very broad.”

“I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that,” she said.

The film will have to recast all of its stars as Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker are not expected to return for the remake.

All '90s kids, of course, were holding out hope that the three would at least make cameo appearances. So we were sad when PEOPLE Magazine asked Midler if she would appear “for the right dollar amount,” and the 71-year-old actress apparently said, “No, no, no!”

The remake is being written by Scarlett Lacey. The film’s original producer, David Kirschner, has signed on. However, the film's original director Kenny Ortega is not a part of the project.

Midler is currently starring in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway along with Frasier star David Hyde Pierce.