Jason Reitman is ready to get rolling on Ghostbusters 2020!
As the cast for the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has been slowly revealed to fans over the past few months, co-writer/director Jason Reitman has taken to Instagram to share a new look at the deteriorating Ecto-1 and ask audiences if they’re ready to get everything started!
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12-year-old Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel, Annbelle Comes Home) will star in Ghostbusters 2020, with Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) playing her mother. Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT) will also star. Sigourney Weaver recently confirmed that she and the original cast were coming back for the sequel. Annie Potts also announced that she would be reprising her role as the Ghostbusters’ perpetually overworked secretary Janine Melnitz. Paul Rudd (Avengers: Endgame) will be playing a teacher in the film.
Though no production date has currently been set for the film, Reitman’s social tease definitely feels like a gearing up for production, namely given its location is Calgary, Alberta, where many films and TV shows set in New York are frequently filmed.
Official plot details have not been released, but the story will be an extension of the original Ghostbusters and will focus on a single mom and her family, with Coon playing the mom and Wolfhard playing her son.
Jason Reitman (Juno, Young Adult, Tully) will direct the new film, taking over from his father Ivan Reitman who helmed the first two and will produce. 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.