Winona Ryder Says 'Beetlejuice 2' Is Happening

January 27, 2015 5:17 PM

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Keaton, then 36, was already a top comedy star when he landed the role of the ghoulish "bio-exorcist" whose name is phonetically pronounced in the title. After "Beetlejuice," Keaton and director Tim Burton reteamed on the first two "Batman" movies. For years, he alternated between dramatic and comic hits ("Pacific Heights," "Multiplicity.") Over the last 15 years or so, his career has waned, though he's shone in small supporting roles in such films as "Out of Sight," "Jackie Brown," "Cars," "The Other Guys," and "Toy Story 3." In 2011, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (who worked with Burton on "Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") said he and Burton were crafting a "Beetlejuice" sequel for Keaton (now 61) to star in.

Before playing sardonic goth teen Lydia Deetz in "Beetlejuice," Ryder, then 16, was best known for her supporting role in teen drama "Lucas" (1986). Afterward, she became typecast in iconoclastic teen roles in "Heathers," "Mermaids," and "Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael." She reteamed with Burton for ...

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