Tim Burton has recruited Christina Ricci for his Addams Family reboot, according to a Deadline insider.

Ricci originally played Wednesday Addams in the 1990s Addams Family franchise. However, she will reportedly take on a new role for the live-action Netflix series, Wednesday.

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Wednesday stars Jenna Ortega as the titular character. In addition, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán are set to star as Morticia and Gomez Addams, respectively.

The news of Ricci's inclusion in the series comes after fans launched a petition for her to be cast in the show when the Netflix series was announced.

Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar wrote the coming-of-age comedy. The story follows Wednesday Addams during her years at Nevermore Academy, bumping elbows with vampires, werewolves, sirens and psychics. The show is set to be a “sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery.”


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