Casting is really starting to burn, shortly after announcing that Monica Belluci will be joining the cast of Tim Burton’s ‘Beetlejuice 2,’ Willem Dafoe has entered the afterlife too.

Dafoe is said to be playing a law enforcement officer in the afterlife.

Bellucci will play Beetlejuice’s wife. She joins Ortega – who is leading the cast – with Michael Keaton reprising his role as the conniving afterlife exorcist. Winona Ryder is also back, playing Ortega’s mother. Catherine O’Hara is also among the returnees, while Justin Theroux is a newcomer.

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Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps.

Tim Burton – who directed the original – is back in the directors’ chair. Burton and Brad Pitt’s Plan B, among others, are producing. Al Gough and Miles Millar, the creators of the Ortega-starring ‘Wednesday’ Netflix series, wrote the screenplay.

Dafoe’s upcoming movies include Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City,’ premiering in Cannesand Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things.’