Jenna Ortega in talks to affix Beetlejuice 2 with Michael Keaton
Following the overwhelming success of Netflix’s Wednesday, Jenna Ortega could be settling properly into the Tim Burton household.
In keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, the younger starlet is at present in negotiations for a job in Beetlejuice 2, which is able to reportedly see the return of Michael Keaton.
The announcement comes as Scream VI lands in theatres with optimistic fan reception and the potential to turn into the top-grossing entry within the franchise’s long-running historical past.
If the talks undergo, Ortega is predicted to play the daughter of Lydia, whom Winona Ryder portrayed within the authentic. It is going to additionally mark her reunion with Burton, who directed Wednesday.
Burton, who helmed the 1998 movie, is predicted to direct. No manufacturing date has been set but, however Warner Bros., the studio behind the function, is eyeing a shoot in late Could or early June this 12 months. Other than Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jordan, Catherine O’Hara all starred within the authentic movie.
A Beetlejuice sequel has lengthy been in gestation. After a tease in 2011, Keaton admitted to being in talks with Burton in 2014, three years earlier than a follow-up was confirmed.
The identical 12 months, a script for Beetlejuice 2 reportedly underwent a rewrite, and in 2022, information surfaced that Brad Pitt’s manufacturing firm Plan B shall be reviving the film.
With Ortega in sights, issues are lastly wanting vibrant for this cult traditional.
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This text was first printed in Geek Tradition.