Jenna Ortega circumnavigates Beetlejuice 2

Wednesday Star Jenna Ortega wants to stay in the Tim Burton family. The actor circles a role bug juice 2say several sources The Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Bros., who are behind the feature, could not be reached for comment. A representative for Ortega did not respond to requests for comment.

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The news comes just as Ortega hits theaters with it scream VIwhich could Land the top opening in the more than 25-year history of the franchise.

Tim Burton, who directed the 1988 film starring Michael Keaton, is set to direct, sources say, with Keaton also returning. The production is set to shoot in London in late May or early June, but the budget hasn’t been finalized, leading to back-and-forth. If a deal goes through, sources say Ortega would play Lydia’s daughter, the character played by Winona Ryder in the original.

Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jordan and Catherine O’Hara also starred in the original film, which grossed $80 million from a budget of $15 million and won an Academy Award for Best Makeup at the 1989 Academy Awards received. The sequel went through different ones iterations over the yearswith several writers coming and going, and Burton himself rambling publicly about his own involvement.

Ortega, who most recently starred in Netflix Wednesdayalso directed by Burton, has said she used to have “constant dreams” of bug juice when she was younger. The actress began her career with roles such as Young Jane on The CW’s Jane the maidenfollowed by parts in You And yes day. She played last year Scream reboot and also appeared in the horror hit X.

Before Wednesdays Debut, Ortega told The Hollywood Reporter about working with Burton: “It was quite a crazy experience. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a legendary director who happens to be one of the sweetest directors I’ve ever worked with, as well as the most detail oriented.”

It’s a busy weekend for Ortega, in addition to scream VI has Saturday night live hosting tasks. Ortega is represented by CAA, Gilbertson Entertainment and Jackoway Austen.

Aaron Couch contributed to this story.


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