Jenna Ortega might be joining the cast of Beetlejuice 2

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Fan of the iconic 1988 film Beetlejuice? Well, it’s showtime as a sequel is in the works and Jenna Ortega might be joining the cast.

The 20-year-old actor in talks to star as the daughter of Lydia Deetz, played by Winona Ryder in the original film, according to multiple reports.

The highly-anticipated sequel to the film, directed by Tim Burton, had been in the works for years before Brad Pitt’s production company joined the project last year.

So, here is everything you need to know about the Beetlejuice 2 and Jenna’s rumoured role.

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Is Beetlejuice 2 confirmed?

Yes! The sequel has been been discussed for many years by its cast, like Winona Ryder and Micheal Keaton, and director Tim Burton but it was officially confirmed last February.

Deadline reported that Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment company are producing the film alongside Warner Bros – so exciting!

For those who don’t know, the original Beetlejuice was released in 1988 and follows a dead couple, Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara (Geena Davis) who are trying to scare away a family that has moved into their old home so enlist the help of exorcist Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton).

Winona Ryder also starred as moody teenager, Lydia Deetz, and the film was directed by the iconic Tim Burton.

When is Beetlejuice 2 coming out?

In short, we don’t know.

The production is still in its early stages and production is rumoured to begin in late May or early June shoot in London, so watch this space for updates.

Who is the cast of Beetlejuice 2?

Tim Burton is expected to direct the film and Michael Keaton is rumoured to return as Beetlejuice, according to Variety.

Winona has also previously expressed interest in reprising her role, and now Jenna is rumoured to be joining the cast. This is gearing up to be a great sequel.

This would be Jenna’s second time working with Tim Burton after he directed episodes of Netflix’s Wednesday – FYI, season two of Wednesday is coming!

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