A new report claims that Beetlejuice 2's cast may include actress Jenna Ortega.
Ortega is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in Hollywood. In addition to starring in Scream VI, Ortega recently played Wednesday Addams in the smash-hit Tim Burton-produced Netflix series, Wednesday.
Now, on the heels of Wednesday's success, Tim Burton is reportedly looking to recruit the actress for a role in his long-awaited sequel to 1988's Beetlejuice.
Jenna Ortega to Star in Beetlejuice 2
According to insider Jeff Sneider via John Rocha's The Hot Mic, Jenna Ortega is reportedly in talks to play Lydia Deetz, Winona Ryder's daughter, in Beetlejuice 2.
In addition to Tim Burton, Jenna Ortega will be joined by members of the 1988 film's original cast, including Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and as The Direct exclusively reported in 2022, Catherine O'Hara.
Jeff Sneider also claims to have heard that one of the ghosts will be played by an "aging action star" and "someone who is a little bit past their prime."
However, at the moment, he has no intel on who that will be.
Ortega is Hollywood's Newest Scream Queen
With Wednesday and now the Scream franchise as part of her resume, Jenna Ortega is on the fast track to becoming a horror icon.
In fact, her track record thus far echoes that of her potential Beetlejuice 2 co-star Winona Ryder who rose to fame in similar dark-tinged films, such as Heathers, the original Beetlejuice, and another Tim Burton classic, Edward Scissorhands.
It's no wonder that Burton sees Ortega not only as a perfect addition to his sequel but also as Winona's character's own daughter.
As of now, Beetlejuice 2 has yet to receive a release date. However, this Jenna Ortega news suggests that the project is moving ahead and may get announced soon.