Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon in talks to join Jason Reitman's upcoming Ghostbusters film
The much talked about film will see Coon and Wolfhard playing mother and son, sources close to the production told Variety.
Coon, 38, is best known for the series, Fargo and The Sinner. She most recently starred in Steve McQueen's Widows.
Reitman, whose directorial credits includes movies such as Juno, Up in the Air and most recently the political drama The Front Runner, had confirmed in January that he will be directing the latest installment of the famed franchise.
His 72-year-old father, Ivan Reitman, had directed the original Ghostbuster films which featured Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as parapsychology professors who hunts ghosts.
The filmmaker recently came under fire on social media after he made the statement that he plans to hand over the reins of Ghostbusters franchise to its fans.
Reitman had said that his take on the beloved franchise will be a love letter to the fans.
The 41-year-old director's comments were seen as a potshot on the 2016 all-female Ghostbusters reboot that featured Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Chris Hemsworth.
After an uproar, Reitman tweeted an apology.
Wo, that came out wrong! I have nothing but admiration for Paul and Leslie and Kate and Melissa and Kristen and the bravery with which they made Ghostbusters 2016. They expanded the universe and made an amazing movie!
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) February 21, 2019
Reitman's Ghostbusters film will hit the screens on 10 July next year. He is currently writing the screenplay in collaboration with Gil Kenan.
Updated Date: Mar 04, 2019 17:47:44 IST
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