On March 30, 1988, the film landed on the big screen. beetlejuicean American horror comedy that the actor michael keaton starred under the direction of the filmmaker Tim Burton.
The feature film followed Adam and Barbara Maitlanda couple of young married couple who die in an accident shortly after moving into their new house and end up turned into ghosts.
Because of the tragedy, his home is put up for sale and bought by the businessman Charles Deetzwho moves into the house with his young wife, Deliaand his daughter from a previous relationship, lydia.
His arrival infuriates adam and barbarawho accidentally contact the deceased beetlejuicean irritating and twisted bio-exorcist of the living, so that he can scare the Deetz from their home.
when it premiered, the movie was a box office success, well received by critics and became an instant cult classic. Now, 35 years later, a sequel is in pre-production.
The before and now of the actors of beetlejuice 35 years after the movie
According Deadline, Burton will return to the director’s chair with a cast that will feature the return of several of the original actors and the incorporation of stars such as Jenna Ortega.
Warner Bros.the company that will be in charge of distributing the new installment as it did with the first one, recently announced that beetlejuice 2 will hit theaters on September 6, 2024.
Therefore, before its second part is released, We show you how the protagonists of the film changed original more than three decades after its successful launch.
Michael Keaton – Beetlejuice
The actor michael keaton he was 36 years old when he rose to fame playing the malicious beetlejuice. After the production, she was unstoppable acting in big projects, like Batman (1989).
At the moment, He is 71 years old and has a very successful career in Hollywood.. birdman (2014) is one of his most important films. In fact, it earned him his first Oscar nomination for best actor.
In addition, today it has several important productions on the doorstep, including beetlejuice 2, a film in which he will resume the role that gives the film its name. Filming will start this summer in London.
Winona Ryder – Lydia Deetz
The star Winona Ryder He was just beginning his acting career when he put himself in the shoes of the shadowy Lydia Deetza young woman who hates her life and her stepmother, with only 16 years of age.
After the tape continued unstoppable acting until the early 2000s, when an episode of kleptomania and personal problems slowed down his career. Fortunately, she came out ahead.
The Serie stranger things (2016–2022) allowed him to make his big return to hollywood. Today, she is 51 years old and continues to stand out as an actress. She will even play Lydia again in beetlejuice 2.
Alec Baldwin-Adam Maitland
Alec Baldwin He was 29 years old and was starting out in the cinema when he achieved stardom giving life to Adam Maitland. After beetlejuicecontinued unbeatable acting in projects such as 30 rock (2006-2013).
Currently, he is 65 years old and still active as an actorbut he is going through one of the most difficult moments of his career after his participation in the deadly shooting that occurred on the set of Rust in 2021.
The famous was accused of involuntary manslaughter in January for the death of Halyna Hutchins on set, but the charges were dropped in April. He is now finishing recording the tape.
Geena Davis – Barbara Maitland
The star Geena Davis he was 32 years old when he impersonated Barbara Maitland in. At that time, he had already been acting for several years, but beetlejuice helped boost his popularity.
After the tape, he continued to shine. She won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the accidental tourist (1988) and was nominated for best actress for her role in Thelma & Louise (1991).
Today, She is 67 and continues to work as an actress and producer. Fairyland (2023) is his last film and Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove (2019-2022) is his most recent production.
Catherine O’Hara – Delia Deetz
The interpreter Catherine O’Hara I was 34 years old when it was released. beetlejuicea film where she got into the skin of the extravagant sculptress Delia Deetz. After the tape, he continued to stand out.
At the moment, O’Hara is 69 years old and remains current in the world of acting. The Serie Los Fraguel: the fun continues (2023) and The Boys in the Hall (2022) are his latest productions.
Likewise, the artist is another of the stars of the original film that will return to the sequel again as Delia. Al Gough and Miles Millar, the creators of merlinThey wrote the script.
Jeffrey Jones-Charles Deetz
the actor Jeffrey Jones he was 41 years old when he incarnated Charles Deetzthe businessman who buys the Maitland house in beetlejuice. After the film, she continued to act in various projects.
However, in 2002, he was arrested for possession of child pornography and inducing a minor to pose for sexually explicit photosreported BBC. The first charge was dropped. The actor did not refute the second.
That’s why, He was sentenced to probation for 5 yearsordered to go to therapy and register as a sex offender in 2003, reported Los Angeles Times. Despite his crimes, he continued to act sporadically until 2019. Today he is 76 years old and his current life is unknown.