Everything We Know About ‘Beetlejuice 2'

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It’s showtime at last! After a long development cycle and a few false starts, “Beetlejuice” is finally getting resurrected. Warner Bros. is working on a sequel with Michael Keaton (the original Beetlejuice) and “Wednesday” star Jenna Ortega leading the film. Find out everything we know so far about the return of the “Ghost With The Most” below.


Who is starring in “Beetlejuice 2”?

Michael Keaton and Jenna Ortega

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While Warner Bros. is keeping quiet about plot details, we do know that original stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder are returning for the sequel. Also confirmed is “Wednesday” star/Tim Burton collaborator Jenna Ortega and Justin Theroux. Ortega is playing the daughter of Lydia Deetz, played by Ryder in the parent film. Theroux’s role is still being kept under wraps, per Variety.  

Burton, who directed the original “Beetlejuice,” is also returning to direct the sequel. Mike Vukadinovich (“Kidding”) wrote the most recent draft. 

The cult 1988 film also starred Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O’Hara, Annie McEnroe, and Jeffrey Jones.

Where can you find “Beetlejuice 2” casting calls?

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Since “Beetlejuice 2” is just getting off the ground (production began May 10), it’s too early for any additional casting. However, be sure to keep an eye out on our list of background gigs for opportunities when casting begins. Fans of Burton or Ortega can also learn how to get cast on “Wednesday” in the meantime. Or, check out this roundup for major streamers casting talent now.

When is “Beetlejuice 2” being released?

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According to Variety, “Beetlejuice 2” will be released on Sept. 6, 2024. 

It’s been a long developmental road for the sequel, though, with multiple changes of hands over the years. This includes earlier drafts from Seth Grahame-Smith (“The Lego Batman Movie”) and David Katzenberg (“The Hard Times of RJ Berger”). Stay tuned for more updates!

Looking to get cast? Apply to casting calls on Backstage.

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