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Sigorney Weaver Back in New Ghostbuster!

Illustration for article titled Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd to reprise their roles in Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters sequel

Here’s what we know about Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters movie: It’s a continuation of his dad’s two Ghostbusters films; Echo-1 will usher our heroes to and from hauntings; and Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard will star alongside—or as—two of the four teenagers who the film is supposedly built around. Now, we also know that some familiar faces will be on hand. On Friday, Sigourney Weaver seemingly revealed to Parade that she’ll be reprising her role as Dana Barrett in the sequel, and that original stars Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray would be joining her. This weekend, a report from Deadline has also taken that as confirmation, quoting Weaver as saying that “it’s going to be crazy working with the guys again” along with a note that she is indeed playing Dana Barett once again, but that’s as far as the official (or at least official-sounding) information goes. Also, can somebody please call Ernie Hudson and let him know all of this is happening? The return of those three actors doesn’t come as a huge surprise, especially after Reitman asserted that his film would be “for the fans.” Upon the film’s announcement, he said, “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ’80s happened in the ’80s, and this is set in the present day.”

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Scrooged Remake?

Bill Murray in the original Scrooged.

When I think of movies I need to see again, with new actors and a slightly refreshed script, of course I think of the moderately charming late-’80s Bill Murray vehicle Scrooged. Do you—do you not? The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Paramount certainly does, which is why they’ve signed a deal with comedian and former homophobic-joke-teller Kevin Hart to develop a remake of the film, which adapted Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with the stunning innovations of being set in the modern day and featuring absolutely zero Muppets. No word yet on who will star in the film, but my money’s on Kevin Hart.

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