The new Ghostbusters sequel has begun its casting of new characters with a couple of pleasantly surprising choices. Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) are in talks to star in the new film. The sequel – set in the universe of the two original films – will reportedly follow a single mother and her family.
Right now it’s unclear how this premise connects to ghostbusting, but that will likely soon become clear. Jason Reitman – son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman – is helming the film and implied that we would also see the return of certain iconic characters. He’s directing from a script he’s co-written alongside Gil Kenan.
These are pretty surprising yet exciting casting choices for a big blockbuster like this. Coon proved her incredible acting ability on The Leftovers, and has also had great supporting roles in films such as Gone Girl and Widows. Seeing her lead a Ghostbusters movie should be fun.
Wolfhard is a slightly less surprising choice considering his recent roles in other projects based in 80s nostalgia. He broke out in Stranger Things, before also putting in a good performance in IT.
We’ll wait on the specifics of these roles, as there currently aren’t many details on the plot. But these casting choices make it clear that this is very much Jason’s film, as Coon especially is someone audiences would usually be more likely to see in one of Reitman’s indie dramas.
Filming on the sequel, which is currently untitled, begins this summer. The film will arrive in cinemas on July 10, 2020.