Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard are the first two major stars currently in talks to star in the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel from Jason Reitman…
Who you gonna call? How about ‘The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard from ‘Stranger Things’.
Early talks have started for Coons and Wolfhard to start as mother and son in the highly anticipated ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel from director Jason Reitman, who is taking over the reins of the franchise after his father Ivan Reitman directed the first two films in the 1980’s.
While little is known about the script, the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel is expected to focus around a family led by the character Coons is targeted to play with Wolfhard playing one of her children.
Coon is best known for her role in the HBO series ‘The Leftovers’ while also starring in the FX anthology series ‘Fargo’ as well as a recent role in the critically acclaimed heist film ‘Widows’.
Besides his star making role in the Netflix series ‘Strangers Things’, Wolfhard also played the wise-cracking Richie Tozier in the adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ with the young actor expected to also make an appearance in the upcoming sequel due out in September.
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ film is expected to land in theaters on July 10, 2020.
As of now, none of the cast from the original ‘Ghostbusters’ has been confirmed to return but Reitman was able to keep this project under wraps for a long time until he finally made a surprise announcement just recently so it’s entirely possible several of the actors were already contacted about this movie before it was made public.
Both Dan Aykroid and Ernie Hudson have expressed interest in the upcoming sequel with Bill Murray making no public comment yet about a potential return. Sadly, Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler in the original to ‘Ghostbusters’ films, died in 2014.
Casting is still ongoing for the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie with filming expected to take place this summer.