The long-in-the-works Beetlejuice the sequel has apparently found new life… and a new star.
According to Jeff Sneider in The Anklerby Tim Burton Beetlejuice 2 has been officially given the green-light, with original cast members Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara all on board to return. what’s more, Jenna Ortega There is reportedly an offer to play the daughter of Ryder’s character Lydia Deetz.
Rumors of a Bettlejuice The sequel has been in the works for years, with Burton, Keaton, and Ryder all expressing varying degrees of interest in the project. In 2015 it appeared that Burton finally got the green-light from Warner Bros. RECOGNIZED it is no longer in active development. However, last year Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B embarked on the projectwith the goal of finally getting the cameras up and running.
Of course, Ortega rose to A-list status with her role as Wednesday Addams in Burton’s Netflix series, Wednesday. While it’s unclear if the deal has been finalized, Ortega’s casting makes perfect sense given his relationship with Burton and status as a goth icon.
Meanwhile, Ortega placed on the host this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live in the promotion of his latest film, Scream 6. He too confirmed to return for the second season of Wednesdayand before recently cast in a new film opposite The Weeknd.