Christina Ricci joins ‘Addams Family’ series ‘Wednesday’: report

Goth lady icon Christina Ricci has joined the forged of “Wednesday,” the Tim Burton-directed “Addams Household” spinoff collection coming to Netflix.

Ricci, 42, was rumored to interchange Thora Birch in an unnamed position following the latter’s untimely exit from the show final yr, Deadline reported on Monday. The publication mentioned that Ricci is already filming in Romania, the place manufacturing is predicted to wrap on the finish of the month.

Ricci is commonly remembered for her position as Wednesday Addams in Barry Sonnenfeld’s Nineties franchise “The Addams Household.” In Burton’s new supernatural collection, written by “Smallville” creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, the “Yellowjackets” star might be a collection common and play a completely new character within the Addams household tree, based on Deadline.

The Publish has reached out to Ricci’s representatives for remark.

Followers themselves pushed for Ricci’s casting with a viral petition final yr that referred to as for cinema’s unique Wednesday Addams to participate.

The brand new live-action “Wednesday” follows the titular teenage outcast, performed by 19-year-old “Scream” actress Jenna Ortega, via her years at Nevermore Academy. Catherine Zeta-Jones, 52, assumed the position of Addams matriarch Morticia, alongside Luis Guzmán, 65, as her husband Gomez.

Christina Ricci, 42, will reportedly be a collection common on “Wednesday” — and never a grown-up model of the character she beforehand performed.
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"Wednesday" poster
“Wednesday” follows the titular teenage outcast, performed by Jenna Ortega, as she navigates rising up at Nevermore Academy.

In 1999, Ricci was forged reverse Johnny Depp, 58, in Burton’s folklore horror movie “Sleepy Hole.”

Doing what she does finest, Ricci performs the possibly psychopathic, but inexplicably disarming Misty in Showtime’s breakout thriller “Yellowjackets,” which additionally options Juliette Lewis, 48, and New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey, 44.

"The Adams Family"
Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1991 “The Addams Household” forged, from left: Anjelica Huston (Morticia), Raul Julia (Gomez), Judith Malina (Grandmama), Christina Ricci (Wednesday), Christopher Lloyd (Uncle Fester), Carel Struycken (again row, as Lurch) and Jimmy Workman (Pugsley).
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