Ghostbusters sequel adds Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, & more to cast

CREDIT: Columbia Pictures Ghost Corps | Kumail Nanjiani via Instagram | Patton Oswalt via Instagram

With the production of Ghostbusters: Firehouse now underway, we’ve got some huge casting news to report on, as has confirmed the additions of Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster, and Emily Alyn Lind. The ensemble will join the already confirmed cast of Ghostbusters: Afterlife‘s Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon.

Arguably the biggest reveal comes in Nanjiani, a stand-up comedian turned Oscar nominee, who was recently seen in Hulu’s Welcome to Chippendales and opposite Ewan McGregor in the Disney+ Star Wars prequel Obi-Wan.

Keeping with the comedic vibe, Oswalt, a longtime Ghostbusters fan, who even got the chance to voice Mooglie, the franchise’s no-ghost logo, in a previously released VR experience, seems like a perfect fit with his recent credits including Magnolia Pictures’ I Love My Dad, and the Emmy nominated Netflix specials I Love Everything and Annihilation.

Lastly, we’ve got James Acaster, an English comedian who starred in the series Repertoire, and the 20-year-old Emily Alyn Lind, whose credits include Doctor Sleep and Gossip Girl.

While not officially announced through Columbia Pictures Ghost Corps, both Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace have made it apparent they’ll be back for the sequel, in addition to Ernie Hudson and Celeste O’Connor being expected to return.

Going under the working title of Firehouse, the next chapter in the Spenger Family Saga is expected to take the franchise back to New York City and is slated to arrive in theaters on December 20th, 2023.

Today’s news comes after filming began earlier this week in the United Kingdom, celebrated through the official Ghostbusters social media channels, showing both director/co-writer Gil Kenan and producer/co-writer Jason Reitman on set.

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