Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters 2020’ Adds Bokeem Woodbine to Cast

Aug 14, 2019

Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters 2020’ now has Bokeem Woodbine onboard the cast. He will play a character under the name Sheriff Domingo.

Woodbine was recently in Paramount’s ‘Overlord’ and Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming.’ He also had prominent roles in Universal’s ‘Riddick’ and the second season of FX’s ‘Fargo.’ For film, he will next appear in Netflix’s ‘In the Shadow of the Moon,’ releasing September 27th, and Universal’s ‘Queen & Slim,’ releasing November 27th. For television, he has Hulu’s ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga,’ premiering September 4th, and Showtime’s ‘Halo,’ premiering in Q1 2021.

He joins Carrie Coon (‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’), who portrays the single mother, as well as Finn Wolfhard (‘Stranger Things,’ ‘It’) and Mckenna Grace (‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,’ ‘Captain Marvel’), who play her children. Paul Rudd (‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’) will play a teacher. Newcomers Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim are also part of the cast.

We at The GWW also revealed the studio is casting for the role of “Roller Granny.” She is an “old woman who works at a carhop. She’s dry and funny in a way that makes her seem ambivalent to the customers.”

In an interview with Parade, Sigourney Weaver (‘Alien’) confirmed her involvement. Additionally, they state that she will not be the only one returning, as Bill Murray (‘Lost in Translation’) and Dan Aykroyd (‘The Blues Brothers’) will come back as well. All the actors, including Ernie Hudson (‘The Crow’), have read the script, but there is no official word yet on the guys. Annie Potts (‘Toy Story 4’) also teased her return to the franchise.

Meanwhile, the film is set in the universe of the original two Ivan Reitman films, and revolves around 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’).

Moreover, the crew members thus far:

  • Cinematographer Eric Steelberg (‘Up in the Air,’ ‘A Quiet Place’)
  • Costume designer Danny Glicker (‘The Front Runner,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’)
  • Production designer François Audouy (‘The Wolverine,’ ‘Logan’)
  • Supervising art director Tom Reta (‘The Cabin in the Woods,’ ‘Rampage’)
  • Visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal (‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Venom’)

Further, filming is currently underway in Calgary, Canada, with a wrap date of October 10th.

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

Source: IMDb Pro

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