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Back in January, it was announced that a new Ghostbusters movie is on the way, only rather than being a sequel to the 2016 reboot, it will be set in the same continuity as the first two films. Naturally there have been questions about whether any of the original Ghostbusters will appear in this new movie, but it also goes without saying that there will be plenty of new characters introduced. According to the latest update, The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard have been eyed to play some of these newcomers.
According to Variety, these two actors are in talks to star in Ghostbusters 3. While Sony wouldn’t provide any story details, the outlet’s sources say that the movie will focus on a single mother and her family, with Carrie Coon as the mother and Finn Wolfhard as her son. It remains to be seen specifically how either of these characters will connect to the new Ghostbusters team, but evidently this mother, son and the rest of the family will be involved with the latest battle against the supernatural in some capacity.
Carrie Coon’s notable movie credits include Gone Girl, The Post, Avengers: Infinity War and, most recently, Widows, but the actress is arguably best known for playing Nora Durst in HBO’s The Leftovers and Gloria Burgle in Season 3 of FX’s Fargo. As for Finn Wolfhard, he’s famous for playing Mike Wheeler in Netflix’s Stranger Things, which recently wrapped up shooting its third season, and Richie Tozier in 2016’s IT, a role he’ll briefly reprise later this year in IT Chapter Two while Bill Hader plays the adult Richie. Variety’s article noted that while there were “rumblings” that Ghostbusters 3 director Jason Reitman was hesitant to include any actors from the Stranger Things cast given that there were similarities between that property and Ghostbusters, he changed his mind after seeing Wolfhard’s audition. Again, though, neither of these actors have finalized deals just yet.
In addition to directing Ghostbusters 3, Jason Reitman, who’s made movies like Up in the Air and The Front Runner, and is the son of original Ghostbusters director, Ivan Reitman, is also co-writing the script with Monster House and Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan. The day after this new movie was announced, a teaser was released showing the Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters’ trademark vehicle, languishing in a barn, with no indication of how it ended up there or how long it’s been inactive. Unofficially, it’s been reported that Ghostbusters 3 will feature teenagers, specifically two boys and two girls, as new Ghostbusters recruits, so perhaps Finn Wolfhard’s character could end up putting on a Proton Pack.
Ghostbusters 3 will hit theaters on July 10, 2020, so keep checking with with CinemaBlend for more updates. For movies arriving a little sooner to the silver screen, browse through our 2019 release schedule.