Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Will Also Have an Ernie Hudson Cameo
In addition to appearances from original Ghostbusters cast members Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, Paul Feig’s upcoming film will also have a cameo from Ernie Hudson, which makes the original lineup of remaining Ghostbusters complete. Now if only Feig could get Annie Potts and Rick Moranis to appear. If only.
THR reports that Hudson has also signed on to make an appearance in the new Ghostbusters movie, and while details on his cameo are unavailable, it’s safe to assume that like Murray and Aykroyd, Hudson will also not be reprising his original role, but instead playing a different character entirely. Previous reports suggest that Aykroyd is playing a cab driver who gives the women a lift, while Murray has been spotted heading to the set of the film, though details of his part are also unclear. Each of the men will appear in the film as a nod to the classic film.
Given the involvement and approval from Murray, Aykroyd and Hudson, I can’t help but wonder if Feig has attempted to contact Annie Potts and Rick Moranis. The latter has mostly retired from acting — his last batch of roles were voice credits in animated projects, and his last on-screen appearance was in the 1997 movie Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. If Feig could pull Moranis out of retirement, it would be a pretty big deal.
Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the new ghost-busting crew, along with Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh, and Neil Casey as the film’s villain. The new film is set to hit theaters on July 15, 2016.
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