Paul Rudd joins cast of 'Ghostbusters 2020' reboot
Ghostbusters was popular enough to gets itself a sequel back in 1989, then another reboot with an all-female cast in 2016. Now, it's set to have yet another follow-up, this time with a new cast and the promise that it would be an 'extension' of the original movie's story.
Jason Reitman, the son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, will be in the director's chair this time around. He co-wrote the new movie alongside Gil Kenan, and there are plans to start shooting the film later this summer.
So far known as 'Ghostbusters 2020', they've just started making announcements as to who will be starring in the supernatural comedy.
Variety recently reported that Paul Rudd is in final negotiations to star in the new Ghostbusters, with the publication reporting that he'll be playing a teacher. And to make it all official, a video was uploaded to the Ghosbusters Twitter account that seemed to confirm the casting news.
Paul Rudd confirms he'll be starring in the movie in this bizarre announcement:
"I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my short film opened for ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ at Sundance," Jason Reitman said of the news that Rudd is joining the cast. "I’m thrilled he’ll be joining this new chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe."
The production has been fairly secretive since its announcement a few months back, but rumours have suggested that the movie will focus on a group of ghost-hunting kids in a small town. Carrie Coon is in talks to star as a single mom, with Mckenna Grace (Gifted) and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT) as her children.
It's not yet known exactly how this movie will tie in to the original Ghostbusters film, but it has been rumoured that Sigourney Weaver is set to return to the franchise. Either way, we'll find out when the movie is released in the Summer next year.