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Former original ‘Ghostbusters’ actor Dan Aykroyd praises all-female reboot

1 June 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Dan Aykroyd , the actor who played Ray Stantz in the original “Ghostbusters” film, has nothing but high praises for the all-female reboot of the flick as he also slammed haters.

Aykroyd is an executive producer of the upcoming reboot, which includes actresses Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon , and Kristen Wiig . In a Facebook post, he said that the new film contains “brilliant, genuine performances” not only from the actresses but also the actors who are part of the movie.

He saw the test screening of the Paul Feig-directed movie and he shared on his Facebook account, "It has more laughs and more scares than the first two films, plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz , I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends."

The all-female “Ghostbusters” has received its fair share of backlash from the viewers when the first trailer was released last March. It has become the most disliked movie trailer released on YouTube. A second trailer, however, was released late May on social media and it was received much better than the first sneak peek.

Almost all of the surviving members of the original “Ghostbusters” movie will be making an appearance in the reboot. Aykroyd will also be seen at some point in the flick as in the trailer, he was seen playing te role of a cab driver who tells the character of Wiig , “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!”

Aside from Aykroyd and Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson also played the original ghost-busting quartet. The original film was directed by Ivan Reitman and the flick made almost $300 million. “Ghostbusters II” was released five years later.

The “Ghostbusters” reboot will be released in the United States this July 15 while it will be out in the theaters in the United Kingdom later.