The original 'Ghostbusters' cast are returning for the new movie

The original 'Ghostbusters' cast are returning for the new movie

The original Ghostbusters cast is returning for the new movie, Dan Ackroyd has confirmed.

The exciting revelation was made on The Greg Hill Show, where the actor was discussing the upcoming movie, currently titled Ghostbusters 2020. He said that he, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts would all be returning, and not only this, they've already filmed their parts.

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He said: "Jason Reitman wrote a beautiful, heartfelt script that takes the real DNA from the first two movies and transfers that directly to the third, the next generation.

"It hands the legacy off to a new generation of stars, and players, and actors, and characters.

"And we've shot our part - [Bill] Murray, Sigourney [Weaver], and Annie Potts - and it was really exciting working on this new idea, this new take on this story."

A scene from Ghostbusters. Credit: Columbia Pictures

Not that the movie was ever going to be a hard sell, the actor helped make it sound even more enticing. Ackroyd continued: "I have really good feelings about his, just because of the quality of the stars we've got there.

"We've got some really terrific young actors, a great story, a great setting.

"It's gonna be scary, really thought-provoking, it's gonna be very heartfelt."

However, the movie will not be without its share of new acting talent too. Younger stars whose roles have also been confirmed include Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Logan Kim.

Carrie Coon, Ernie Hudson, and Paul Rudd have also confirmed their involvement, meaning that this is a movie with a seriously big-name cast.

Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters. Credit: Columbia Pictures

Its script was briefly discussed by director Jason Reitman at the Ghostbusters Fan Fest in June. While he didn't give much away, he did stress that it was very much a new movie with "amazing" characters.

"I'm not gonna give anything away today, but I will say it's a new movie. This is a new movie about a new set of characters, it takes place in a new place, a new location," he said.

"And I'm hoping that [the fans] join me on this one, because these characters are amazing. Amazing, and I can't wait to introduce you to them."