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Willem Dafoe Joins 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

Dafoe reportedly will star in Tim Burton's upcoming "Beetlejuice 2"

Photo credit: Lionsgate Films


Hollywood heavyweight Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man,” “Anti-Christ”) joins the cast of the upcoming “Beetlejuice” sequel.


Dafoe will star alongside the ghost with the most himself, Michael Keaton (per Deadline) as well as two more cast members from director Tim Burton’s 1988 horror comedy: Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara. The actors will reprise their roles as Lydia Deetz and Delia respectively.


Sources also told Deadline that Monica Bellucci is being courted to portray Beetlejuice’s (Keaton) wife. Warner Bros. didn’t confirm Dafoe’s involvement, but both Jenna Ortega and Justin Theroux have officially joined the all-star cast in the new film venture.


Theroux’s role hasn’t been revealed, but Ortega will portray Lydia’s daughter. Burton will once again direct, and Miles Miller and Al Gough will write the screenplay.


The “Wednesday” and “Smallville” creators officially announced their involvement during an appearance on the “Talk Ville” podcast, which is hosted by “Smallville’s” own Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) and Clark Kent (Tom Welling).


The “Beetlejuice” sequel is slated to hit theaters on September 6, 2024 (via Variety).


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