The highly anticipated sequel to the 1988 horror comedy classic Tim Burton film, Beetlejuice 2 is currently filming, with Michael Keaton back to reprise his role as the title character and Jenna Ortega (Wednesday, Scream, Scream VI, X) also leading the cast, and some recent set photos seem to reveal that the movie will take place during Halloween.
Luna Moon Gothic has been documenting the production in recent weeks, sharing photos from as close as they are permitted to get to the set in East Corinth, Vermont, and their most recent images include tons of pumpkins, jack o’ lanterns, and Halloween decorations. You can view some of the photos below and see more here.
Michael Keaton reprises the title role, and Winona Ryder is also back as Lydia Deetz, the central character she played in the first movie, and Catherine O’Hara returns as Lydia’s mom, Delia Deetz. Jenna Ortega will play Lydia’s daughter in the sequel. The cast also includes Monica Bellucci, reportedly playing Beetlejuice’s wife, as well as Justin Theroux in an unknown role, and Willem Dafoe reportedly playing a law enforcement officer in the afterlife.
We also know that Wednesday and Smallville series creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, who worked with Burton and Ortega on that massively successful Addams Family show for Netflix, wrote the screenplay, and Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing.
In the original film, a recently deceased married couple, Barbara and Adam Maitland (played by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) are impossibly irked by the eccentric new family (played by Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones, with Ryder as their teenage daughter) that moves into their home. So they contact “bio-exorcist” Beetlejuice, a devious ghost from the Netherworld, who promises to help the Maitlands haunt the house’s new inhabitants out of their home.
Beetlejuice 2 will open in theaters on September 6, 2024.
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