With the surviving members of Ivan Reitman’s original two
Ghostbusters movies all expected to return to action in 2020’s new Ghostbusters
movie, now comes news on another new face having joined the picture.
Initially reported by Variety, Paul Rudd has signed on to
appear in the threequel. In the movie – which has now been officially titled Ghostbusters
2020 – Ant-Man star Rudd will play a teacher.
On this news, director Jason Reitman – son of the original
films’ Ivan – enthused, “I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my
short film opened for Wet Hot American Summer at Sundance. I’m thrilled he’ll
be joining this new chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.”
Rudd joins fellow new additions Finn Wolfhard (Stranger
Things), Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) and Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel) in signing
up for Ghostbusters 2020.
As alluded to, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts have already
confirmed their involvement in Ghostbusters 2020, whilst Bill Murray, Dan
Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis are being lined up for the film.
Plot-wise, Ghostbusters 2020 will centre on a single mother
and her young son as they get tormented by things that go bump in the night. At
this stage, the movie is booked in for a July 10th, 2020 release.