Paul Rudd Is Joining The GHOSTBUSTERS

This is certainly one way to get us hyped about the new GHOSTBUSTERS.

Interesting development, via the folks at Variety: living legend, national treasure and Mac and Me star Paul Rudd has entered final negotiations to join the cast of Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters 2020, which is gearing up even as we speak to film later this summer. Details about Rudd's character are being kept under wraps for the moment, but allegedly he'll be playing a teacher.

Oh, and also, now they're calling it Ghostbusters 2020.

This tracks! Though Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters 2020 has worked to maintain an air of secrecy over these last few months, it's been repeatedly suggested that the new Ghostbusters will focus on a group of ghost-hunting kids in a small town somewhere, and it's easy to imagine how a teacher might factor into a plot like that. How various stars from the original Ghostbusters might be brought back is anyone's guess, but we do know a few of 'em are already onboard.

In addition to Variety's report, the video below also just popped up online:

Nothing further to report at this time, but we remain curious about this entire operation, and look forward to learning more. Please update your casting notes accordingly, and do stay tuned for more on Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters 2020 as further updates become available.