As Moviehole reported Tuesday, and The Hot Mic confirmed today, “Wednesday” actress Jenna Ortega is in talks to play the daughter of Lydia Deetz (Winona Ryder) in director Tim Burton’s long-awaited Beetlejuice sequel.
The actress would join Ryder, Michael Keaton and (if the rumor is on the money) Jean-Claude Van Damme (!) in the Brad Pitt-produced production. The film reunites the Scream VI actress with Burton, who was an executive producer on “Wednesday” and directed four of its eight episodes.
Pitt’s Plan B Productions officially joined the production last year, at which time the film had been swirling about in development for the better part of three decades.