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‘Ghostbusters’ Spinoff is Really Happening, But Will It Star Tatum and Pratt?

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‘Ghostbusters’ Spinoff is Really Happening, But Will It Star Tatum and Pratt?

Although Chris Pratt doesn’t seem to know anything about that Channing Tatum-produced “Ghostbusters” movie, screenwriter Drew Pearce sure does.

“I’ve finished my work on that in the last couple weeks,” the “Iron Man 3” co-writer told MTV News. “Obviously it’s top-secret, but there’s a gigantic, bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers — who did ’Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and are doing ’Civil War’ at the moment — and Ivan Reitman, who did the original movie, are going to take that and run with it. Obviously I cannot tell you what it is, but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know!”

The film was announced in March, as part of an expansion of the “Ghostbusters” franchise that includes Paul Feig’s reboot, currently filming in Boston. Brothers Anthony and Joe Russo are tapped to direct, with Tatum producing and possibly starring. Initial reports indicated the film is built around the chemistry between friends Tatum and Pratt, but the latter referred to the rumors as “complete bullshit.”

However, Pearce confirmed the film is targeting the two actors. “That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project,” he said. “Whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade. It’s just my job to give them something exciting that maybe they’ll do.”

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