Finn Wolfhard knows a thing or two about starring in an 80s nostalgia project, he is of course Mike Wheeler on Netflix’s Stranger Things. Now, the 16-year-old Canadian actor is being rumored to star in the upcoming Ghostbusters movie.
Variety reports that the Ghostbusters sequel will center around a single mother and her family. Apparently, Carrie Coon is in talks to be the mom and the son would be played by Wolfhard. The new movie will reportedly also star four teenagers, two boys and two girls, possibly brothers and sisters. Reportedly, executives were “blown away” by Wolfhard’s audition. Wolfhard just got done filming Season 3 of Stranger Things and will be in It: Chapter 2 this fall.
“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans. This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ’80s happened in the ’80s, and this is set in the present day.”
Coon has appeared in Gone Girl, Avengers: Infinity War, The Post, The Leftovers, and the Fargo TV series. Coincidentally, Wolfhard talked about Ghostbusters back in January because there were many references to the ghost-trapping film from 1984 in Season 2 of Stranger Things.
The Ghostbusters reboot will be directed by Jason Reitman, who is the son of Ivan Reitman, the director of the original Ghostbusters. Reitman said Ghostbusters 3 is a “love letter” to the franchise. Let’s hope Jason can get Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, and maybe even Rick Moranis back onboard. Sony expects filming to start this summer and the Ghostbusters movie to have a release date of July 10, 2020.