Here’s some news that’ll get your spirits up – Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson have confirmed that they’ll be appearing in the new Ghostbusters movie.
The veteran actors were part of the original, jumpsuit-wearing line-up that graced the Ivan Reitman-directed Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989). And while it’s not yet known if the pair will reprise their original roles in the forthcoming film – directed by Reitman’s son Jason and due for a 2020 release – it’s great to have them on board.
Aykroyd and Hudson aren’t the only ones returning for the new film, which will be a direct follow-up to the first two movies – bypassing Paul Feig’s 2016 remake starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.
Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts have also signed up for the project, joining younger actors including Captain Marvel star Mckenna Grace and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard.
Appearing on US podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, Aykroyd said: “Ivan Reitman’s son Jason has written a new movie called, well, it’s gonna be Ghostbusters, the third movie. It will be all… most of the original people, and then young stars.”
Hudson announced his involvement via a birthday message to a fan on Cameo. Wearing his jumpsuit, he revealed: “We’re shooting the new Ghostbusters right now, coming out next summer, so I’m hoping that you’ll enjoy it as much as the other movies that we’ve done.
“I know that I’m having a blast doing them.”
According to whispers, Aykroyd and Hudson’s co-ghostbuster Bill Murray has read the script for the new film but hasn’t yet committed to appearing. Sadly, the fourth member of the original team, Harold Ramis, passed away in 2014.
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