Practical Magic 2: Nicole Kidman confirms she and Sandra Bullock are returning

Nicole Kidman has confirmed that both her and Sandra Bullock will be returning for Practical Magic 2.

Last Updated on June 21, 2024

UPDATE: While promoting her new film, A Family Affair, Nicole Kidman confirmed to People Magazine that both her and Sandra Bullock are indeed returning for the Practical Magic sequel, which was revealed the other day. “Yes I will be in it. And Sandy will be in it. And that’s that.” She added, “There’s a lot more to tell which is why we go, ‘OK, this is kind of interesting now to be able to do this.”

As previously revealed, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman is set to return. Years ago, Warner Bros, the studio behind the original film, tried to make a TV version, called The Rules of Magic, but it never made it to air. Practical Magic is based on a book by Alice Hoffman, which has two prequels and a sequel, so there’s certainly room for this franchise to expand. Kidman and Bullock’s stars still shine brightly, with the latter’s involvement being considered something of a coup, as she hasn’t made a film since 2022’s The Lost City opposite Channing Tatum.

ORIGINAL STORY: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, the Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman classic Practical Magic is getting a number two! Warner Bros. casts a curious spell on the Monday news cycle and says it’s making a Practical Magic sequel with Bullock and Kidman in negotiations to return as the Owens sisters. The studio uses some of the original film’s ingredients by having Akiva Goldsman pen the script. Goldsman wrote the 1998 romantic fantasy with Robin Swicord and Adam Brooks. In addition to returning as the Owen sisters, Bullock and Kidman are expected to produce alongside Denise Di Novi. Details about the plot are still bubbling in a cauldron, with more information to follow as the project takes shape.

Based on Alice Hoffman’s 1996 novel and directed by Griffin Dunne, Practical Magic revolves around two witch sisters, Sally Owens (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian Owens (Nicole Kidman), who live in a small town alongside their eccentric Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing). As the sisters attempt to practice their craft, they face closed-minded prejudice and a curse that threatens to prevent them from ever finding lasting love. The curse dictates that whoever falls in love with one of the sisters dies an untimely death. Rough.

Sally and Gillian live separate lives with different approaches to their magical gifts. Sally chooses to live quietly, while Gillian is a wild child who flaunts her abilities. When the sisters accidentally kill Gillian’s violent partner, Jimmy Angelov (Goran Visnjic), a string of supernatural events unfold, sending the duo into a race to undo a family curse.

Practical Magic grossed $68M at the worldwide box office. The choice to revisit the property and launch production on Practical Magic 2 is curious. This announcement seems to come out of nowhere, but maybe that’s the ideal way for this sequel to happen. Bullock and Kidman are superstars, and Practical Magic has become a cult favorite. I know plenty of people who will be excited to hear that Practical Magic 2 is in the works, especially if Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman return.

Are you excited about Practical Magic 2? What do you think the sequel will be about? Let’s see your predictions in the comments section below.

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He’s also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You’ll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.

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