Annie Potts says she will return for Ghostbusters 3
Sigourney Weaver recently confirmed that she and the original cast of Ghostbusters were coming back for Jason Reitman’s currently untitled Ghostbusters 3. Most assume she meant Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, but what about Annie Potts? Currently out doing press for Toy Story 4, Potts confirmed to KTLA 5 (via JoBlo) that the Ghostbusters’ perpetually overworked secretary Janine Melnitz will indeed return for the new film!
“I have heard some things,” Potts said. “If it’s true, what I’ve heard — yeah, I think it’s gonna happen. I think I will.”
Potts played Janine in the original two Ghostbusters films, and had a cameo as Vanessa the Desk Clerk in the 2016 reboot.
12-year-old Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel, Annbelle Comes Home) will star in Ghostbusters 3, with Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) playing her mother. Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT) will also star.
Jason Reitman (Juno, Young Adult, Tully) will direct the new film, taking over from his father Ivan Reitman who helmed the first two. We also know that Reitman, who had a cameo in 1989’s Ghostbusters 2, will be co-writing the script with Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist), who is no stranger to ghost stories.
The new Ghostbusters is slated to drop in theaters on July 10, 2020.