Ghostbusters sequel: Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd are 'in'

The original stars are all for the new instalment

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 19 January 2019 13:33
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Just days after the Ghostbusters sequel was announced by Jason Reitman, one of the classic film’s stars has now confirmed whether the original cast will return.

Ernide Hudson was speaking to DailyMailTV when he announced that him and his two surviving cast members – Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd – would indeed reprise their roles for the new film should they be asked.

Hudson – who played Winston Zeddemore in the 1984 film that was directed by Reitman’s father, Ivan – said: “Everybody is in. Now whether the studio will do it, I’m the guy who sits by the phone and waits for the call. So if they call, I’ll answer. If not, I’ve got other stuff that I’m doing.”

His co-star Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler, died in 2014.

The new film, which Reitman teased in a brief clip, will be set in the present day and will reportedly focus on four teenagers.

“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set [of the 1984 film],“ Reitman said. ”I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans.“

Reitman called it “the next chapter in the original franchise”, and assured fans it would not be a reboot or related to Paul Feig’s all-female version that was released in 2016.

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