First Set Photo from Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters Shows Off the Main Cast
Here's your first look at Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Carrie Coon, but those glasses sure do look familiar, don't they?
By Chris Morse
Filmmaker Jason Reitman took to social media this evening to share the very first cast photo from the set of his upcoming Ghostbusters sequel, showing off the main trio of stars, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Carrie Coon, alongside himself and his father, Ivan, director of the original 1984 classic and producer on this film. Let's start off by taking a look at the photo!
As early plot descriptions indicated, the movie will follow a single mother and her two kids, all of whom are shown in the above image. The clapperboard shows the film's production title, "Rust City," which is used to conceal the true title while filming is underway, as is standard Hollywood procedure.
The thing that sticks out the most to us are the glasses worn by star Mckenna Grace, which bear a striking similarity to the glasses of another character we have definitely seen before. We won't dive into theories here to avoid spoiling anything from the upcoming movie, but feel free to sound off with your own ideas in the comments below. We certainly have a few on our end!
The confirmed cast of the new Ghostbusters film so far includes Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, Stephen King's It), Mckenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House, Annabelle Comes Home, Captain Marvel), and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo, Gone Girl). The trio make up the core family unit of the story, which is said to follow a single mother and her children with some kind of mysterious ties to the Ghostbusters of old. Exactly how they will come into play remains a mystery.
Early reports revealed that Sigourney Weaver will be returning to reprise her role of Dana Barrett, with a follow-up confirmation indicating that more of the original stars would also be back, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson. Annie Potts has even indicated that she is expecting to make a return of her own. The film also recently added Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Avengers: Endgame), along with young newcomers Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim.
It stands to reason that Grace and Wolfhard's characters might make up one half of the next generation of paranormal investigators, however they might stumble their way into the ghostbusting business. The main characters are said to be four teens: two boys and two girls. Considering this film will be a direct sequel to the original Ghostbusters, we will likely see a passing of the torch a way that directly connects to the story and characters we still love to this day.
The new Ghostbusters sequel is written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman, with the latter also directing, and will hit theaters next summer on July 10th, 2020. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this film.