They have the tools, and they have the talent.
Original “Ghostbusters” actor Ernie Hudson is obviously not going to let his “ghost-catching” talent go to waste as insiders told The Hollywood Reporter that he will star in Sony Pictures’ upcoming “Ghostbusters” sequel.
According to THR, Hudson has agreed to make a cameo appearance in the new film that would star a slew of female comedians including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones in the leading roles.
Back in October 2014, Hudson told The Telegraph that an all-female cast for the “Ghostbusters” reboot would “would be a bad idea”. He even responded to the new cast announcement by tweeting “No comment” before deleting it.
However, in January this year, he had a change of heart and told The Hollywood Reporter that the all-female cast would be “phenomenal”. He said, “Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts … phenomenal!”
Today was one of the most fun days of my career. Great respect for Paul and this amazing cast of ladies. pic.twitter.com/QpNssCDL6L
— Ernie Hudson (@Ernie_Hudson) September 20, 2015
Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, who played Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz respectively, have also confirmed that they will be making cameo appearances. However, they are expected to play new characters in the film.
We’re not sure if Hudson would reprise his role from “Ghostbusters” (1984) and “Ghostbusters II” (1989) as Winston Zeddemore because his part in this new film is still being kept secret.
It's a wrap on Ghostbusters!!! pic.twitter.com/gzQFRrLUYUADVERTISEMENT
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 19, 2015
In other news, Feig announced that the “Ghostbusters” reboot has wrapped filming.
“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth will be playing a receptionist named Kevin in the all-female-driven flick. Neil Casey also joined the cast as the main antagonist while Andy Garcia will play the Mayor of New York City. Matt Walsh and Michael K. Williams will play “Rourke” and “Hawkins” respectively. New York City’s NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan is rumoured to be making a cameo appearance as well.
The reboot is based on a script written by Feig and Katie Dippold and is scheduled for release on 22nd July 2016.