Winona Ryder Says She’s Committed To Beetlejuice 2… If It Happens

With Beetlejuice 2 edging ever closer to a green light, Winona Ryder – Lydia Deetz in the original – has confirmed that she’s been in discussion with Tim Burton about it, and she’ll be back… if the film ever happens, anyway.

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Speaking on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers she said, “I think I can confirm it because Tim Burton did this interview. It was very hush-hush, top secret, ‘I don’t know what may happen, I don’t know…’ And then he was doing some press for Big Eyes and he did an on-camera interview and he said, ‘Oh yeah, we’re doing it and Winona’s gonna be in it.’ So can I say…? I mean if he said it. But I really don’t know much more than anybody else.”

That still doesn’t seem to mean that the film will go before the cameras but Burton seems keener than ever (that’s what a series of flops will do for you). A script is in the works from Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and author of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies*) and David Katzenberg (The Goldbergs) and it may become Burton’s next directorial project after Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

(*The one-joke novel that stands as testament to the old proverb, “You can’t judge a book by its cover”, because the cover was great.)

[via Coming Soon]

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