Beetlejuice 2, the much long-awaited sequel to classic horror that has long been in the works at Warner Bros, is eyeing Wednesday star Jenna Ortega to play Lydia's daughter. According to Variety, Ortega is in talks to play the daughter of Lydia Deetz, portrayed by Winona Ryder in the original film. This marks her second time working with Burton, who was an executive producer on Wednesday and directed four of its eight episodes.
Wednesday star Jenna Ortega in talks to star in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2
Michael Keaton is also set to reprise his role as the title character in the sequel that has been in the works at Warner Bros. for some time before Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B officially boarded it in February 2022. Talks for the sequel surfaced in 2013 when Keaton confirmed that he and Burton were discussing a sequel.
In 2014, Burton shared that he missed the titular character, saying, “There’s only one Beetlejuice, and that’s Michael. There is a script, and I would love to work with him again. I think there is now a better chance than ever… I miss that character. There’s something that’s cathartic and amazing about it. I think it’s closer than ever.”
Beetlejuice is a 1988 classic horror-comedy from director Tim Burton in which “the spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, hiring a malicious spirit of the same name to drive them out. Michael Keaton played the title role in the original, with Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and more rounding out the cast.”
The 1988 film was a critical and commercial success and won the Academy Award for Best Makeup for Best Makeup, while securing two BAFTA Award nominations and various other accolades.
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