Legendary Costume Designer Colleen Atwood, who won her third of four Oscars for her work on Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, is set to reunite with the iconic director for Beetlejuice 2.
Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara are set to reprise their roles from the original 1988 movie, and they’ll be joined by Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Willem Dafoe, and Monica Bellucci, the latter of whom will play Beetlejuice’s wife. Ortega will play Ryder’s daughter, while Theroux and Dafoe’s roles are being kept under wraps.
The first film was a supernatural comedy about a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) whose spirits are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, forcing them to hire a malicious spirit (Keaton’s Beetlejuice) to drive them out.
The Warner Bros. film grossed $75 million at the domestic box office and led to Keaton and Burton’s reunion the following year on Batman. The sequel started production last week in the UK, and it’s slated for release on Sept. 6, 2024.
Atwood has been working with Burton for more than three decades, and their credits together include Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks, Sweeney Todd, Dumbo, and most recently, the Netflix series Wednesday starring Ortega. She has won four Oscars — for Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and she was also nominated for 1994’s Little Women, Beloved, Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sweeney Todd, Nine, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Into the Woods.
Up next for Atwood is Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, which sees her reunite with Director Rob Marshall, with whom she also worked on Chicago, Nine, and Into the Woods. Variety broke the news of her involvement in Beetlejuice 2.