Sigourney Weaver says she will reprise her role as hauntee Dana Barrett in Jason Reitman’s upcoming “Ghostbusters” project, reuniting with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
“It’s going to be crazy working with the guys again!” she told Parade Magazine. However, she stayed mum on any further details.
Weaver starred in 1984’s “Ghostbusters” as well as 1989’s sequel, and had a cameo in the 2016 all-female reboot starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.
The untitled “Ghostbusters” project will star Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon. Aykroyd is listed as an executive producer, as are Michael Beugg and Jason Blumenfeld. Ivan Reitman, producer on the previous films and director on the 1984 original, is also back to produce this film. Jason Reitman, Ivan’s son, is writing the screenplay for the upcoming project in addition to helming. Murray has been rumored to reprise his role as Peter Venkman as well.
Described as “the next chapter” in the story started in 1984, it will involve the passing of a torch to a new generation of paranormal investigators. It will be the second official sequel following 1989’s “Ghostbusters 2.”
The film will have no connection to the 2016 film directed by Paul Feig that starred Wiig, McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
Sony has slated Jason Reitman’s sequel to be released on July 20, 2020. Sony declined to comment when reached out to by TheWrap.