Winona Ryder is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Beetlejuice 2, the sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 gonzo comedy.
The 42-year-old actress told with The Daily Beast in a recent interview:
I’m kind of sworn to secrecy. But it sounds like it might be happening.
It’s not a remake. It’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia (Deetz, her character) so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later.
Rumors of a second Beetlejuice began circulating last month when news slipped out that Burton was in talks to helm the sequel for Warner Bros. and with Michael Keaton willing to reprise his legendary role as the titular fast-talking, black-and-white-striped ghost.
Beetlejuice gave Burton, Keaton and Ryder’s careers a boost.
That’s one of those movies where little kids stop me. I’m so associated with it. I think it gave me my career. I was such a weird looking kid,
acknowledges the actress.
Ryder who played teen goth in original, also said:
I would never go near (it) if it was not Tim and Michael. Because those guys, I love.
Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg wrote the screenplay, and are producing, as well, although no story details have been revealed yet.
Ryder most recently wrapped production on the drama Big Eyes starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz and will next be seen in Homefront, with Jason Statham and James Franco, when it opens on November 27th, 2013.