Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Adds Paul Rudd to Cast

Jun 27, 2019

Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ has Paul Rudd onboard the cast. He will play a teacher in the film, which is now under the title ‘Ghostbusters 2020.’

The official ‘Ghostbusters’ Twitter also shared the news:

Rudd was recently in the global success that is Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ His other Marvel appearances include ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ He is also part of the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ franchise. Next, he leads the Netflix series ‘Living With Yourself,’ releasing this fall.

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.

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.”

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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’)
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Further, we can also confirm filming will begin July 15th and wrap October 10th in Calgary, Canada.

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

Source: Variety and Twitter

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