‘Ghostbusters’ Adds Cinematographer Eric Steelberg (‘Up in the Air,’ ‘A Quiet Place’)

Mar 9, 2019

Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ now has a cinematographer: Eric Steelberg.

Steelberg has been Reitman’s regular cinematographer ever since 2007, with ‘Juno.’ Since then, he’s done ‘Up in the Air,’ ‘Young Adult,’ ‘Labor Day,’ ‘Men, Women & Children,’ ‘Tully,’ and ‘The Front Runner.’ Other films he’s done include ‘500 Days of Summer,’ ‘Draft Day,’ and ‘Baywatch.’ As for ‘A Quiet Place,’ he was director of photography for additional photography. His next film is the upcoming Netflix film ‘Dolemite Is My Name,’ starring Eddie Murphy.

Production designer François Audouy (‘The Wolverine,’ ‘Logan’) recently came aboard the film.

The movie, set in the universe of the original two films, is about a single mom and her family, who have mysterious ties back to the first 1984 movie.” However, the characters from the Paul Feig reboot will not be returning, due to the film being outside of continuity. The screenplay is from Reitman (‘Juno,’ Tully’) and Gil Kenan (‘City of Ember,’ ‘Monster House’).

Sony and Reitman are also currently casting two of the young leads. The first is an unnamed teenage boy character, a conspiracy theorist that is really into fantasy. The second is a pre-teen girl, a science kid that has trouble connecting with others on an emotional level, understanding feelings and not be aware how hurtful her comments can be.

Meanwhile, Carrie Coon (‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’) is in talks for the mother role. Also, Finn Wolfhard (‘Stranger Things,’ ‘It’) is in talks for the teenage boy role.

Additionally, while not official, original actor Ernie Hudson has stated that the original actors may be returning.

Filming will begin on-or-about June 25th, for 15 weeks, in Calgary, Alberta. The on-location shoot in Canada will wrap around October 8th.

Sony Pictures will release the film on July 10, 2020.

Source: Discussing Film

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