After appearing as a young Carol Danvers in “Captain Marvel,” “The Young and the Restless'” Mckenna Grace (ex-Faith Newman) has signed on to star in the next installment in the “Ghostbusters” movie franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, although a plot has not been officially announced, the film will shift its focus on a single mother and her family. Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”) will play the mother with Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”) set to play the son. Grace will play the daughter.
The new “Ghostbusters” film ignores the female-led 2016 reboot starring Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon. Instead, the film is expected to be closely tied to the original 1980s installments, as evidenced by a teaser trailer released earlier this year by Sony Pictures the day after announcing Jason Reitman as the film’s director.
Although the new “Ghostbusters” is without an official title, the studio has scheduled it to hit theaters on July 10, 2020. The film is to be co-written by Reitman and Gil Kenan. Jason’s father, Ivan Reitman, who directed and produced the original 1984 film, is set to produce the new project.
Jason Reitman tweeted out a photo of the cast shortly after Grace’s casting came to light. “Meet the family,” he wrote. He used the hashtag “GB20.”
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) March 29, 2019
Since leaving “Y&R” in 2015, Grace has gone on to appear in episodes of “Young Sheldon,” “Fuller House” and “Designated Survivor.” She can next be seen in the horror film “Annabelle Comes Home,” set for release on June 28, 2019.
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