We finally have the first casting news for Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters,’ with Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard in talks.
Coon had a busy 2018, having roles in ‘Widows,’ ‘Kin’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ Also last year, she was in the second season of USA’s ‘The Sinner.’ Coon was a series regular in all three seasons of the critical darling ‘The Leftovers,’ from Damon Lindelof and HBO. Next up for her is Sean Durkin’s ‘The Nest,’ with Jude Law.
Wolfhard is best known for his roles in both ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘It,’ both of which are getting follow-ups this year. ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 will premiere July 4, while ‘It: Chapter Two’ will release September 6. He was recently in the Netflix animated series ‘Carmen Sandiego.’ Also, he will be in Warner Bros.’ ‘The Goldfinch,’ releasing October 11, and the animated film ‘The Addams Family,’ releasing October 18.
The movie, set in the universe of the 1980’s films, will involve a family moving back home to a small town. 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’).
We have some confirmation on the premise of the film, thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican and Reitman himself:
“The new GHOSTBUSTERS from @JasonReitman is about a single mom and her family, who have mysterious ties back to the original 1984 movie.” -Breznican
I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it! #GB20 -Reitman
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) March 1, 2019
Sony and Reitman are also currently casting two of the young leads which include the roles of a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. We now know Wolfhard is eyeing the unnamed teenage boy character, a conspiracy theorist that is really into fantasy. The pre-teen girl is 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.
Moreover, just yesterday, production designer François Audouy (‘The Wolverine,’ ‘Logan’) came aboard the film.
Additionally, while not official, original actor Ernie Hudson has stated that the original actors may be returning.
Filming will begin on-or-about June 25, for 15 weeks, in Calgary, Alberta. The on-location shoot in Canada will wrap around October 8.
Sony Pictures will release the film on July 10, 2020.