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Casting continues this week on Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2, and THR reports today that Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse) is the latest big name actor to join the impressive ensemble.
THR reports, “While plot details are being kept six feet under, it is understood that Dafoe is playing a law enforcement officer in the afterlife.”
Warner Bros. brings the sequel to theaters on September 6, 2024.
Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday,” Scream VI) is joining Michael Keaton in the long-awaited sequel, with Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara also returning.
Monica Bellucci (Irreversible) will be playing Beetlejuice’s wife!
No word yet on plot details, but it’s known that Jenna Ortega will be playing the daughter of Lydia Deetz, the character Winona Ryder is of course returning to play.
Justin Theroux has also joined the cast of Beetlejuice 2, we recently learned, with frequent Burton collaborator Danny Elfman coming back to compose the film’s score.
The original Beetlejuice was directed by Burton in 1988 and has become a cult favorite. It starred Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as ghosts who haunt their old home. When a little girl (Winona Ryder) accidentally unleashes a mischievous ghost (Michael Keaton), the ghosts try to drive the homeowners (Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones) out of the house.