Willem Dafoe Joins Tim Burton Sequel To ‘Beetlejuice’

by Thomas Tuna

The weird just got weirder.

Acclaimed veteran actor Willem Dafoe this week signed on for Beetlejuice 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 1988 horror-comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dafoe–who will play an afterlife law enforcement officer–joins Michael Keaton (reprising his title role), Winona Ryder, Jenna Ortega, Catherine O-Hara, Justin Theroux and Monica Bellucci.

The sequel–filming in London next month for a Sept. 6, 2024 theatrical release–is directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay by Mike Vukadinovich.

The original Beetlejuice–helmed by Burton from a screenplay by Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson and Warren Skaaren–follows Adam and Barbara Maitland, a married couple who pass away and then haunt their Connecticut home.

But, when Charles and Delia Deetz, along with daughter Lydia, move into the house, the Maitlands hire a “freelance bio-exorcist” named Beetlejuice to scare away the newcomers.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Beetlejuice 2.


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