Jenna Ortega, who is in the show “Wednesday,” wants to stay in the Tim Burton family. Several sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the actor is in talks to play a part in Beetlejuice 2.
Warner Bros., which made the movie, could not be reached for comment. When asked for comment, Ortega's representative did not answer.
The news comes as Ortega's new movie, Scream VI, is about to open in theatres. It could be the best start for the franchise in its more than 25-year history.
Tim Burton, who directed the 1988 movie with Michael Keaton, is expected to do it again, and Keaton is also expected to come back.
The production hopes to shoot in London in late May or early June, but the budget hasn't been set yet, so there has been some back and forth.
Sources say that if a deal is made, Ortega would play Lydia's daughter, the role that Winona Ryder played in the first movie.
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The original movie also starred Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jordan, and Catherine O'Hara. It made $80 million on a $15 million budget and won an Oscar for best makeup at the 1989 Academy Awards.
Over the years, the sequel has gone through many changes. Different writers have come and gone, and Burton himself has publicly changed his mind about how involved he wants to be.
Ortega, who was most recently in the Netflix show Wednesday, which was also directed by Burton, has said that when she was younger, she had “consistent dreams” about Beetlejuice.
The actor started out by playing Young Jane on The CW's Jane the Virgin. She then had parts in the movies You and Yes Day. She was in the remake of Scream from last year and also in the horror hit X.
Ortega told The Hollywood Reporter, before the movie came out on Wednesday, that working with Burton had been “quite a crazy experience.” I've been lucky enough to work with a famous director who also happens to be one of the nicest and most detail-oriented directors I've ever worked with.
Ortega has a busy weekend. He is in Scream VI, and he is also hosting Saturday Night Live. Ortega is represented by CAA, Jackoway Austen, and Gilbertson Entertainment.
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Jenna Ortega was persuaded to do the popular “Wednesday” dance to Lady Gaga's “Bloody Mary” on March 8 for a promo for Saturday Night Live.
“This is really well-written, but I don't want to do the Wednesday dance for promotion because we've seen so much of that already and I think it's time to try something new,” the actress says in the clip before the camera pans to the Please Don't Destroy guys dressed as Wednesday Addams.
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