Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon in talks for Ghostbusters 3!
According to Variety, Stranger Things and IT star Finn Wolfhard is in talks play the teen lead in Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters 3, while acclaimed actress Carrie Coon (Fargo, Avengers: Infinity War, Gone Girl) will play his mom. How this single mom character and her son will connect to the original Ghostbusters films is being kept under wraps.
When we interviewed Wolfhard last month and asked him about the fan speculation regarding him doing Ghostbusters 3 he remained mute on the subject, which led us to believe he might have been in discussions. In fact, the trade mentions that director Jason Reitman was wary of using anyone from Stranger Things given how similar the two projects already were, but was reportedly blown away by Wolfhard’s audition. The 16 year-old Canadian actor, who will next be seen in Stranger Things Season 3 and IT: Chapter 2, wore a Ghostbusters outfit during a Halloween episode of the second season of Stranger Things.
Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, and director of the upcoming Ghostbusters threequel, stopped by Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast and dropped this golden nugget about the anticipated film:
In addition to directing, Jason Reitman will be co-writing the new Ghostbusters movie with Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist), taking up the mantle from his father Ivan Reitman who directed the original Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters 2 (1989). The younger Reitman also had a memorable cameo in the second film.
While it is currently unknown who of the surviving core Ghostbusters cast (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Rick Moranis) will return, it has been reported that Reitman is looking to cast four teen actors (two boys and two girls) in lead roles to tackle supernatural baddies.
The new Ghostbusters will drop in theaters on July 10, 2020.
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