Justin Theroux to join Warner Bros. Beetlejuice Sequel

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Justin Theroux (Credits: Imdb)

Justin Paul Theroux is a filmmaker and actor born in America on August 10, 1971. Justin rose to fame in America with movies such as Inland Empire, released in 2006, and Mulholland Drive, released in 2001; both films were directed by David Lynch. People have given statements such as David Lynch is one of the reasons that Justin’s career took off.

But that’s not it. After that, Justin gave a lot of hits with movies such as American Psycho, released in 2000; The Girl on the Train, released in 2016; Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in 2003; Lady and the Tramp, which was released in 2019 and many more. American Psycho was one of Justin’s early hits movies, making him appear a dedicated and competent actor to the American audience.

Not just acting, but Justin is also a screenwriter who wrote the screenplay of the fictional superhero drama Iron Man, released in 2010, and the musical comedy-drama Rock of Ages, released in 2012. And he also made a romantic movie, Dedication, released in 2017 as a director, which was his debut movie.

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Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston after confessing his love for her (Credits: ABC News)

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Beetlejuice 1:

Beetlejuice is a fantasy comedy horror American movie released in 1988. Tim Burton directed the film, which was scripted by Warren Skaaren, Micheal McDowell, and Larry Wilson and distributed by Warner Bros.

The movie was a sure success at the Box Office, made with US$15 million as budget. It banged US$74.7 million as profit. The movie was awarded several American awards, like Saturn Award for Best Horror Film and Best Makeup. The film was also awarded with Academy Award, one of the country’s prestigious awards for its Best Makeup category.

Adam Maitland played Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis played Barbara Maitland, and Micheal Keaton played the character Betelgeuse (with pronunciation as Beetlejuice), who were the three lead characters and roles in the movie.

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Beetle Juice official poster released in 1988 (Credits: HeyUGuys)

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Cast and plot details:

Justin Theroux has been confirmed to be cast in the upcoming Beetlejuice sequel alongside Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, who are reprising their roles from the 1988 original movie as Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz. Theroux’s role in the film has yet to be disclosed. This announcement comes as Warner Bros. sets the film’s release date for September 6, 2024, with production starting soon in London. Theroux is the second confirmed newcomer after “Wednesday” leading actress Jenna Ortega playing the role of Lydia’s daughter.

The sequel has been developing since the 90s but was brought back to life by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B Entertainment, in March 2022. Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have written the most recent script, and Tim Burton directs the movie. This combo has worked with each other in the Netflix sensation Wednesday”. Burton is also producing this movie along with Tommy Harper, Marc Toberoff, Plan B, and David Geffen.

The original film was about Keaton’s character, Beetlejuice, who was hired by a recently deceased couple, played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, to help them scare away the new family living in their home. Details about the plot of the sequel are being kept under wraps, but it is known that the ghost will return to cause more mischief.

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Micheal Keaton and Geena Davis appearing in Beetlejuice (Credits: Wallpaper Abyss)

Theroux has been busy with his new HBO limited series, White House Plumbers, also starring Woody Harrelson, which premiered on May 1. He also acted in False Positive and the Apple TV+ series, The Mosquito Coast.

With a talented cast and crew, including the return of Keaton and Ryder, the upcoming Beetlejuice sequel is sure to be a hit with fans of the original. Fans can look forward to a possible modernized take on Burton’s vision and technological advancements, bringing the fantasy supernatural horror comedy back with more impact.

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