Paul Rudd is joining the cast of Ghostbusters 3, which is now going to have an official title.
Variety reports an official announcement of Rudd’s casting will take place at Ghostbusters Fan Fest, presented by Wizard World. Rudd will play a teacher in the film. The site also reveals the movie will now have the official title of Ghostbusters 2020.
In a statement to the outlet, Reitman said that “I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my short film opened for ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ at Sundance. I’m thrilled he’ll be joining this new chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe”. The official Ghostbusters Twitter account has also released a video featuring Rudd.
Ghostbusters 3 will reportedly focus on the next generation of recruits — two teenage boys and girls — for the titular team. Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon will be new additions to the film.
Ghostbusters is directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) who also co-wrote the film with Gil Kenan (Monster House). The film stars Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace and is scheduled for release on July 20, 2020.