Paul Rudd answers call, joining cast of new 'Ghostbusters' movie
'I nearly slimed myself,' actor says in video announcement
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Paul Rudd is joining the "Ghostbusters."
The actor announced Thursday that he has accepted a role in the upcoming "Ghostbusters" movie.
Rudd, 50, stood outside the iconic firehouse from the original 1984 movie to reveal the news.
"When I heard they were going to call me, well, as you can imagine, I nearly slimed myself," Rudd said in the video, shared on the movie's official Twitter page. "I can't wait to join the cast this fall for 'Ghostbusters.' In fact, I'm sliming myself right now."
Mckenna Grace, who played a young Tanya Harding in the 2017 movie "I, Tonya," Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler in the Netflix show "Stranger Things," and Tony Award nominee Carrie Coons have already been cast in "Ghostbusters 2020," which will serve as a direct sequel to 1989's "Ghostbusters II."
Sigourney Weaver, who appeared in the 1984 and 1989 movies, told Parade magazine that she'll be reprising her role as Dana Barrett in the next installment, along with original "Ghostbusters" Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
"Ghostbusters 2020" is scheduled to be released next summer. Jason Reitman, whose father, Ivan Reitman, directed the first two movies, is directing the new one.
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