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First ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ Trailer Brings Jenna Ortega Into the Ghastly Family

Beetlejuice is back in the first trailer for Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, Tim Burton’s sequel that took nearly 40 years to haunt theaters.

Jenna Ortega stars in Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, with Michael Keaton back as the grotesque ghost and Winona Ryder returning as Lydia Deetz, who is now a mother to Ortega’s character. Catherine O’Hara also returns, with Willem Dafoe, Justin Theroux and Monica Bellucci joining the franchise.

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Beetlejuice Beetlejuice arrives Sept. 6 and has taken a very long road to the screen. The first film, released in 1988, remains a comedy-horror classic and has continued to be in the pop culture consciousness since its release. It won the Oscar for best makeup and earned $80 million on a $15 million budget.

Burton has long talked about a sequel, and it finally gelled early last year, when Ortega was attached to star. The film further brings Ortega into Burton’s world, as she is the star of Wednesday, the hit series for Netflix that Burton directed on and produced.

“It’s been quite an insane experience. I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with an iconic director who just so happens to be one of the sweetest directors I’ve worked with, and also the most detail-oriented,” Ortega told The Hollywood Reporter of working with Burton ahead of Wednesday’s debut.

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