Who did the Ghostbusters call? Paul Rudd, that’s who

Fresh off his Marvel-ous run as Ant-Man, Rudd joins cast of Jason Reitman-directed movie

Paul Rudd to Star in New 'Ghostbusters' Film The movie, which will be directed by Jason Reitman, is slated to be released in the summer of 2020. Jason Reitman, via statement Rudd has already confirmed his role in a new social media video. Besides the 'Ant Man' star, 'Stranger Things' actor Finn Wolfhard is also in talks to join the movie. Sources add that Rudd will play a teacher with Coon and Wolfhard playing a single mom and her son. Sigourney Weaver, who appeared in the first two movies, is als

Paul Rudd, recently avenging the world as Ant-Man, has joined the cast of the new “Ghostbusters” movie.

Although the plot of the movie hasn't been announced, a source told Variety that Rudd will be playing a teacher and not an actual buster of ghosts.

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“I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my short film opened for ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ at Sundance,” director Jason Reitman told Variety. “ I’m thrilled he’ll be joining this new chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.”

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Rudd “slimed” himself making the announcement on Twitter.

Reitman’s father, Ivan Reitman, directed the original “Ghostbusters,” in 1984. Jason Reitman co-wrote the screenplay with Gil Kenan. “Ghostbusters 2020” is expected to hit theaters next summer.

“Ghostbusters 2020” will also star Carrie Coon — who played for the bad guys in the Atlanta-filmed “Avengers: Endgame” — along with Finn Wolfhard of “Stranger Things” and Mckenna Grace of “Captain Marvel” as her children.