Finn Wolfhard wasn’t allowed to drive iconic Ghostbusters car

Finn Wolfhard wasn’t allowed to drive the iconic Ecto-1 car in Ghostbusters: Afterlife but still had a “mind-blowing” experience filming inside of it.In the upcoming sequel, the Stranger Things actor stars alongside Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace …

Finn Wolfhard wasn’t allowed to drive the iconic Ecto-1 car in Ghostbusters: Afterlife but still had a “mind-blowing” experience filming inside of it.

In the upcoming sequel, the Stranger Things actor stars alongside Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace as members of a family who relocate to a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secrets their grandfather left behind. The trailer features Wolfhard finding the Ghostbusters’ old car and turning it on before driving it around town and through a field.

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter if he got used to the idea of driving the iconic car, the 17-year-old admitted he wasn’t allowed to drive the vehicle as he has failed his written test twice.

“I really didn’t. Part of the reason was because I wasn’t allowed to drive it,” he laughed. “But, I was in the driver’s seat, ‘driving,’ and there’s a sequence in the trailer where I’m ripping through this wheat field. There were a few sequences where I got to press the brake pedal, but it was mind-blowing just to be in it.

“They put a Corvette engine inside it so it could be more powerful. I’d ask our first AD (assistant director) and executive producer, Jason Blumenfeld, if I could just start it, and he’d say, ‘Yeah, sure.’ So, I’d start it up, and it would go, ‘Vroom!’ It would just shoot on, and I’d turn it right back off afterwards.”

Ghostbusters: Afterlife serves as a direct sequel to the 1984 original and its 1989 follow-up and features appearances from old favourites such as Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver. It was originally due to be released in July but is now expected to hit cinemas in March 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Paul Rudd to star in new Ghostbusters movie

Paul Rudd has officially joined the cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters movie.The Ant-Man star unveiled the news in a video posted to the official Twitter account for the film on Thursday, with the footage showing him stood in front of the iconic Ghostbu…

Paul Rudd has officially joined the cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters movie.

The Ant-Man star unveiled the news in a video posted to the official Twitter account for the film on Thursday, with the footage showing him stood in front of the iconic Ghostbusters headquarters in New York.

Noting he “loved” the original movies, Paul went on to explain that he was thrilled to be cast in the star-studded project by director Jason Reitman.

“When I heard that Jason Reitman was going to be doing a new version in the fall… my agent called (him) and said, ‘Hey Jason, we hear there’s a part of a young, semi-young strapping man, that needs to be cast, who you gonna call?'” the 50-year-old stated, referring to the famous line from the movie. “When I heard they were going to call me, well as you can imagine, I nearly slimed myself. I can’t wait to join the cast this fall for Ghostbusters. In fact, I’m sliming myself right now.”

The clip was captioned, “Look who accepted the call. #GB20.”

The Leftovers actress Carrie Coon, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, and child actress Mckenna Grace have also been attached to parts in the movie, while original castmembers Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver may make appearances too.

The Juno moviemaker is directing and co-writing the next instalment of the Ghostbusters franchise, following on from the 1984 and 1989 films directed by his father Ivan Reitman.

The sequel, which will be produced by Ivan, will be released by Sony Pictures in summer 2020 and is due to begin filming soon, with the script co-written by Gil Kenan.

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