A new report from Vanity Fair has confirmed that the stars of the original “Ghostbusters” shot their scenes for the much-anticipated film “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” in just one week on the film’s Calgary set.
According to the outlet, each of the stars has a meaningful role in the movie but they will not be the central heroes this time. Bill Murray was reportedly definitely on the set at various times during that week, as were Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson reprising their respective roles of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore.
Murray tells the outlet that the film acknowledges the passing of Harold Ramis’ Egon Spengler: “Well, we are a man down. That’s the deal and that’s the story that we’re telling, that’s the story they’ve written.” Also appearing are Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz and Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” will focus on a new family with single mom Callie (Carrie Coon) and her two kids, Trevor and Phoebe (Finn Wolfhard & Mckenna Grace) who move into a beaten-down farmhouse in Oklahoma only to discover that there’s something strange in the neighborhood.
Unexplained quakes shake the town, and there’s an old mine nearby that bears the name of Ivo Shandor. Paul Rudd co-stars as a local teacher who’s been documenting the unexplained phenomena, befriending Callie and her kids and helping make the connection between the current weirdness and the events of three decades before.
Jason Reitman helms the new film which is slated to open July 10th 2020.