Vanessa Hudgens will be going on a spiritual witchcraft journey with her best friend, singer and producer GG Magree, in an unscripted documentary called “Dead Hot: Season of the Witch.”
According to US Weekly, Hudgens and Magree recently completed eight days of filming in Salem, Massachusetts. The 90-minute documentary follows the pair around Salem as they learn about witchcraft and ghost hunting.
Hudgens teamed up with Bunim-Murray Productions to produce the documentary. It is described as an “intimate journey into the supernatural realm” that serves as a “coming-of-age story that explores identity, feminine power, and sisterhood,” according to Nylon.
US Weekly reports that Hudgens and Magree are familiar with basic witchcraft and plan to showcase their skills during their pilgrimage to Salem in the documentary.
“They’ve been doing little spells since they were kids, and they were just really interested in that world,” said Julie Pizzi, president of Bunim-Murray Productions, according to Variety.
Pizzi said the documentary could be best described as “The Craft” meets “The Simple Life,” highlighting the fun antics that Hudgens and Magree get into together.
“It’s entertainment first, but there’s a real, personal, spiritual journey that they both have together,” Pizzi told Variety. “It’s so emotionally raw that it really created such a beautiful narrative. It’s a lot about female empowerment.”
Hudgens has been very open about her supernatural journey. During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show in April, she said she’d had multiple encounters with the paranormal throughout the years.
“I’ve accepted the fact that I see things and I hear things,” Hudgens told Clarkson during the interview.
“I kind of shut it down for a while [because] the unknown is scary. But I recently was like, ‘No, this is a gift and something that I have the ability to do, so I’m going to lean into it,'” Hudgens said.
Variety reveals that Banijay Rights, the international distribution division of Banijay that owns Bunim-Murray, will handle the project distribution.
A premiere date for the documentary film has not been revealed as of writing, however, Nylon reports that the project is currently in post-production.
AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Please take advantage of a $30,000 matching grant challenge. An anonymous donor has offered to match dollar for dollar every tax-deductible donation made to Asian American Media Inc from November 1, 2023 until the end of the year. The money will be used to fund the addition of a new reporter and to produce content for limited English-speaking Asian immigrants. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.