‘Ghostbusters 3’ adds Mckenna Grace to lead cast
Having played younger versions of the main characters in “Captain Marvel” and “I, Tonya”, Mckenna Grace is to star in the next “Ghostbusters” movie alongside Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon.
She’s just been appearing in theaters as a young Carol Danvers in “Captain Marvel” and is part of the ensemble driving June’s doll horror “Annabelle Comes Home” whose first trailer was released over the weekend.
Now Mckenna Grace is involved with “Ghostbusters 3”, as helmed by Jason Reitman, son of original director Ivan.
She joins Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”) and Carrie Coon (“Fargo” Season 3), playing the daughter of a single-parent family that gets involved with the adventure movie’s ghostly goings-on.
Like Grace, Coon has a Marvel movie connection, having been seen in “Avengers: Infinity War” as Proxima Midnight, though neither have been announced for “Avengers: Endgame”.
Wolfhard, meanwhile, donned a Ghostbusters costume in Season 2 of “Stranger Things”.
Grace and Wolfhard’s characters are expected to be part of a new, young, four-person Ghostbusters squad.
The family is, in some way, connected to the franchise’s first entry.
The film follows on from 1984 and 1989 action comedies “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters 2”, which starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson alongside Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, and Annie Potts.
A 2016 “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” reboot movie featured Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth as its leads.
Jason Reitman, who is writing and directing 2020’s “Ghostbusters 3”, announced the three leads through his Twitter account. CC
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) March 29, 2019