Wednesday Star Jenna Ortega wants to live in the Tim Burton family. actor circling a role Beetle Juice 2many sources tell hollywood reporter,
Warner Bros., which is behind the feature, was not available for comment. A representative for Ortega did not respond to requests for comment.
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The news comes as soon as Ortega hits theaters Scream VIwhich could land the top opening in the franchise’s 25-plus-year history.
According to sources, Tim Burton, who directed the 1988 film starring Michael Keaton, is expected to return alongside Keaton. The production is set to shoot in London in late May or early June, but a budget has not been determined, resulting in back and forth. If a deal is made, sources say Ortega will play the daughter of Lydia, the character played by Winona Ryder in the original.
Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jordan, Catherine O’Hara also starred in the original film, which grossed $80 million on a $15 million budget and won the Best Makeup Oscar at the 1989 Academy Awards. The sequel has gone through various mediums iterations over the yearsWith many writers coming and going and Burton himself publicly talking about his involvement.
Ortega, who recently starred in the Netflix Wednesdaywhich includes direction by Burton, who has said she “constantly dreams”. Beetle Juice when she was younger. The actor began his career with roles such as Young Jane on The CW jane the virginthen in parts You And yes day, she acted last year the Scream Also appeared in reboot and horror hit X,
Ahead of Wednesday’s debut, ortega Said hollywood reporter On working with Burton: “It’s been a pretty crazy experience. I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work with a distinguished director, one of the loveliest directors I have ever worked with, and also the most detail-oriented.
It’s been a busy weekend for Ortega, who also Scream VI Is Saturday night Live hosting duties. Ortega has been replaced by CAA, Gilbertson Entertainment and Jacovey Austen.
Aaron Couch contributed to this story.