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Netflix’s “Wednesday” Names Catherine Zeta-Jones as Mortitia Addams!

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it would appear that Catherine Zeta-Jones will be playing Mortitia Addams alongside Luiz Guzmán as Gomez in Netflix’s upcoming live action “Wednesday.”

Jenna Ortega (“Scream,” “The Fallout“) was already announced as starring in the leading role of Wednesday Addams.

Series creators Al Gough and Miles Millar are also serving as showrunners, with Tim Burton directing all 8 episodes.

Netflix officially confirmed both casting announcements in a tweet this afternoon.

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With this, Zeta-Jones will join the ranks of live action Addams mothers including Carolyn Jones and Angelica Houston.

The upcoming eight-episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body.

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