May 29, 2023


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Beetlejuice 2: Willem Dafoe in the cast. Filmed in London by Tim Burton

Filming of the highly anticipated horror comedy began this week in London “Beetle juice”. Today we learned that four-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of the film.

Beetlejuice 2: What do we know about the movie?

The plot of “Beetlejuice 2” is kept secret. However, we do know that Dafoe will play a law enforcement officer in the afterlife. In addition to him, we will see on the screen, among others: Michael Keaton in the title role, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Gina Ortega, Justin Theroux and Monica Bellucci.

Tim Burton is behind the camera again. The screenplay was written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and the director and Ortega had the chance to work with them on the Netflix megahit “Wednesday.” One of the producers of the film is Brad Pitt.

Premieres September 6, 2024.

It’s a long way to go for a ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel

The original 1988 film was about a young couple who died but are kept trapped in their home as ghosts. The house, unfortunately, has been sold, and the new owners have made changes that the couple strongly dislike. The ghosts decide to call in the obnoxious, intrusive, and annoying Beetle Juice to get rid of the unwanted inhabitants.

The Beetlejuice cult continued to work for more than three decades. The project was closer to implementation in 2013-2015. In the fall of 2013, we learned that Tim Burton He will direct the film, with Michael Keaton returning in the title role. In 2015, she joined the cast Winona RyderFilming was supposed to start in a few months.

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In 2016, Tim Burton denied interest in making the film. Three years ago, we received information that Warner Bros. Don’t abandon the project and hire another screenwriter. Rumors about the project returned in 2021, but that’s where it ended.

Willem Dafoe: the last roles

In the coming months, Dafoe will appear in two highly anticipated films: Wes Anderson’s comedy “Asteroid City” and the “Frankenstein” variation of Bad Things, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.