Willem Dafoe joins Jenna Ortega and Michael Keaton

Willem Dafoe is the latest bold name to join the cast of Beetlejuice 2.

Production on the Warner Bros. feature began this week with Tim Burton, who directed the original film which was released in 1988, back in the director’s chair.

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Jenna Ortega leads the cast, with Michael Keaton reprising his role as the disgusting ghost, while Winona Ryder is also back, playing Ortega’s mother. Catherine O’Hara is also among the returning cast, while Justin Theroux and Monica Bellucci are among the newcomers.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, it is understood that Dafoe plays a law enforcement officer in the afterlife.

Warners announced on Tuesday that the feature will release on September 6, 2024, inheriting Marvel’s date bladethe last week Set up pre-production Because of the writers’ strike.

To produce Beetlejuice 2 include Burton and Brad Pitt’s Plan B. Al Gough and Miles Millar, the creators of the Ortega leads Wednesday Netflix series, wrote the screenplay.

Dafoe’s recent appearances include Robert Eggers’ The Northman and reprising his fan-favorite role of Norman Osborne, aka Green Goblin, in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Upcoming movies include Wes Anderson’s asteroid city, premiered in Cannes, and Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor things. Belongs to the films in the can Nosferatuthe vampire thriller that reunites him with Eggers.

He is represented by WME and Circle of Confusion.

Giant Freakin Robot first reported on Dafoe’s casting.

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