Someone should tell Dan Aykroyd if he wants to get Ghostbusters 3 off the ground, then he should hire Jason Reitman to direct instead of his father Ivan. At least the project would have a better chance to get the green light from Sony. Director Jason has an annual live reading event in Los Angeles where he gets a group of actors together to read the screenplay of a popular hit or cult movie. This year Seth Rogen, Jack Black, and Rainn Wilson will join Jason Reitman to do a script reading of the original Ghostbusters film.
The event is presented by Film Independent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and will take place on Thursday December 13. It will feature Seth Rogen, Jack Black, and Rainn Wilson as Venkman, Stanz, and Spengler respectively. Although, according to Ivan Reitman, Bill Murray improvised much of the original Ghostbusters, but the script-reading event will feature a mixture of the original shooting script along with one-liners from the movie itself. Check out the full lineup below…
Peter Venkman – Seth Rogen
Ray Stantz – Jack Black
Egon Spengler – Rainn Wilson
Winston Zeddmore – Phil LaMarr
Dana Barrett – Kristen Bell
Walter Peck – Kevin Pollak (as well as the voices of Larry King and Casey Kasem)
Janine Melnitz – Mae Whitman
Louis Tully – Paul Rust
Everyone else – Paul Scheer
Unfortunately, the event is already sold out but there is a standby line for those who want to get a chance to experience Ghostbusters with this cast. Earlier this year, Jason Reitman’s live reading event, which was co-curated by Elvis Mitchell, featured a reading of Quentin Tarantino’s screenplay for Reservoir Dogs. It featured Terence Howard as Mr. Blonde, Anthony Mackie as Mr. Pink, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Mr. Orange, and Anthony Anderson as Nice Guy Eddie.
Now doesn’t this already sounds so much better than a would-be Ghostbusters 3 movie?