The Hollywood Reporter reports that the actress who played a young Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, Mckenna Grace has been cast in the Jason Reitman directed Ghostbusters sequel.
Mckenna Grace is having a tremendous year. The young actress has officially starred in the near Billion dollar grossing Captain Marvel and now has a new role to look forward to. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Mckenna Grace will star in the Ghostbusters sequel directed by Jason Reitman.
The film is set to revolve around four teens and Mckenna Grace only elevates the already star studded cast. Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon were previously attached.
According to the outlet’s sources, Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters sequel will focus on a single mother and her family, with Carrie Coon being eyed to portray the mom while Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard would play her son. Sony reportedly declined to comment on plot details and it is unknown how these characters will be tied to the Ghostbusters team.
In addition to her work on The Leftovers, Carrie Coon is known for projects such as Fargo, Gone Girl, and The Post. Meanwhile, Finn Wolfhard is set to reprise his role as Mike Wheeler when Stranger Things returns to Netflix on July 4, 2019.
Whether or not original cast members Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Bill Murray will return is currently unknown (Harold Ramis, who portrayed Egon Spengler, passed away in 2014), though the new film will be a sequel to the first two Ghostbusters movies and is set in the present day with new, younger characters.
Directed by Jason Reitman from a script he co-wrote with Poltergeist remake director Gil Kena, the new Ghostbusters will reportedly begin production in Calgary, Alberta around June 25th and is expected to last about 15 weeks total.
The Untitled Ghostbusters Sequel is scheduled to be released in 2020.
Here’s the official synopsis for Captain Marvel:
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter