Director Jason Reitman is expected to meet with some actors this Oscar weekend in hopes of casting some young talent to star in his upcoming Ghostbusters sequel.
This tidbit comes to us courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet is saying that Jason Reitman is looking to fill the roles of two younger pairs of siblings, both a brother-sister combo ranging in ages from 12 to 17-years. The site also points out that the director will be meeting with hopeful talents this, the weekend of the Academy Awards and that we should expect casting news sooner rather than later.
Not a whole lot is known about the new Ghostbusters project at this point other than what Jason Reitman has mentioned in some interviews. Such factoids include that it will not take place in the cinematic universe of Paul Feig’s 2016 all-female reboot; rather, the upcoming movie will follow the events of the original two Ghostbusters films. Both, by the way, were directed by the father of Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman. Ivan is currently attached as a producer for his son’s installment.
We also know that Ghostbusters is slated for release in the summer of 2020 and that Jason Reitman is intending the film to be a love letter to the original pair. In speaking to Bill Bur on his Monday Morning Podcast, the filmmaker had this to say:
“This is going to be a love letter to Ghostbusters. I love this franchise. I grew up watching it. I consider myself the first Ghostbusters fan. I was like seven years old when that movie came out and I love it. I want to make a movie for my fellow Ghostbusters fans.”
No word at this point on whether or not the remaining stars of the original Ghostbusters cast will make an appearance in the new movie.
Directed by Jason Reitman from a script he co-wrote with Poltergeist remake director Gil Kena, the new Ghostbusters project will begin filming in the coming months.
The Untitled Ghostbusters Sequel is scheduled to be released in theaters in 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter