This week, Ernie Hudson became the third and final surviving Ghostbuster to film an appearance in the new Ghostbusters movie.
On the final day of shooting – which appears to have been this past Saturday – Hudson was on set with the actresses, who he had previously called “Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts”.
He tweeted a photo of the group with the caption: “Today was one of the most fun days of my career. Great respect for Paul and this amazing cast of ladies.”
Today was one of the most fun days of my career. Great respect for Paul and this amazing cast of ladies. pic.twitter.com/QpNssCDL6L
— Ernie Hudson (@Ernie_Hudson) September 20, 2015
Director Paul Fieg tweeted that same day, writing “Thanks to the great @Ernie_Hudson for joining us on our last day of production. He is a class act and an incredibly talented and funny man.”
Thanks to the great @Ernie_Hudson for joining us on our last day of production. He is a class act and an incredibly talented and funny man.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 19, 2015
Dan Aykroyd has reportedly filmed a cameo for the new film and Bill Murray is rumored to being portraying a “professional supernatural debunker”. Harold Ramis, who portrayed ghostbuster Egon Spengler, died in February 2014.
Conceived at Dan Aykroyd’s Kingston area home, the original Ghostbusters was the highest grossing movie in 1984 – premiering at #1 and holding that title at total of seven weekends before earning $229.2 million.
Three decades later, Ghostbusters ranked #15 at the box office when it hit theaters for a 30th anniversary limited release in 2014, with a per theater income higher than some of the top 10 movies that weekend.
The new Ghostbusters film stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. It’s scheduled to open in theaters on July 22, 2016 .
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