March 25, 2023

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Gina Ortega on “Beetlejuice 2” – The Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday Actress Gina Ortega is looking forward to staying in the Tim Burton family. The actor is about a role in Beetlejuice 2multiple sources say Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Bros. was not. , who is behind the feature, is available for comment. A representative for Ortega did not respond to requests for comment.

This news comes as Ortega hits cinemas Sixth screamwhich could achieve the highest opening in the franchise’s 25-plus year history.

Tim Burton, who directed the 1988 movie starring Michael Keaton, is expected to direct, with Keaton also returning, according to sources. The production is looking to shoot in late May or early June in London, but a budget hasn’t been decided, which has led to back and forth. If a deal is reached, sources say Ortega will play the daughter of Lydia, the character played by Winona Ryder in the original.

Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jordan, and Kathryn O’Hara starred in the original, which grossed $80 million on a $15 million budget and won the Oscar for Best Makeup at the 1989 Academy Awards. The sequel has gone through many iterations over the years, with several Writers who come and go, and Burton himself publicly fills in his post.

Ortega, who recently starred in Netflix’s Wednesdayalso being mentored by Burton, said she had “consistent dreams” about her Beetlejuice when she was younger. The actress started her career with roles like Young Jane on The CW Jane the Virginfollowed by parts in You And Yes today. You shone last year Scream Reboot and also appeared in the horror hit X.

former to Wednesday For the first time, Ortega said Hollywood Reporter Of working with Burton: β€œIt was an absolutely crazy experience. I was fortunate enough to get the chance to work with a creative director who also happens to be one of the sweetest directors I’ve worked with, and also the most detail-oriented.”

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It’s a busy weekend for Ortega, as well Sixth scream he have Saturday Night Live hosting duties. Ortega is represented by CAA, Gilbertson Entertainment, and Jackoway Austen.

Aaron Koch contributed to this story.