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The boys are back! As rumored, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson will once again strap on their proton packs in the upcoming film sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
The news was confirmed in a new Vanity Fair interview with Murray, who of course played sarcastic parapsychologist Dr. Peter Venkman to Aykroyd’s Dr. Raymond Stantz, Ernie Hudson’s Winston Zeddemore and the late Harold Ramis’ Dr. Egon Spengler.
The cast, along with Sigourney Weaver, did appear in the ill-fated 2016 all female reboot of Ghostbusters, though director Paul Feig chose to have them play other characters.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Paul Rudd as a science teacher whose students find themselves in the middle of a spooky mystery. One of the students, played by McKenna Grace, is none other than Egon’s granddaughter.
Ghostbusters co-creator Ramis died in 2014 at 69. Of the film’s plot, Murray says, “Well, we are a man down. That’s the deal,” he said somberly. “And that’s the story that we’re telling, that’s the story they’ve written.”
Murray famously had a decades-long feud with his Groundhog Day director and Stripes co-star Ramis, but reportedly buried the hatchet before Ramis passed away.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife opens July 10.
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