Ghostbusters: Afterlife: Who's in the cast of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and when is the streaming release date in the UK?

Classic series Ghostbusters is back with a reboot, starring Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard.

Almost forty years after the original Ghostbusters was released, the supernatural comedy series is back with a new reboot.

The legacy of the classic movies is revived when a single mother and her two children move to a new town.

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When they uncover a curious vehicle and some old memorabilia, the two children realise that an older story is waiting to be uncovered, left over from when their grandfather battled ghosts in years gone by.

Here's when you can watch Ghostbusters: Afterlife in the cinema in the UK, as well as everything else you need to know about the upcoming film.

When is the Ghostbusters: Afterlife streaming release date in the UK?

Ghostbusters: Afterlife came out in cinemas on Thursday November 18th in the UK.

For anyone keen to watch the film at home, the streaming release information has now been announced.

Usually, there will be a 90-day theatrical period where films are shown only in cinemas.

However, many movies have gone on to streaming services earlier due to Covid and fewer people heading to cinemas, such as Marvel who released several films in cinemas and on Disney Plus simultaneously.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Movies, and Vudu on January 4th.

It has a runtime of two hours and four minutes, following the trend of movies coming in at over two hours recently.

Two children discover their grandfather's mysterious past in Ghostbuster's Afterlife. Photo: CTMG 2021.

Who is in the cast of Ghostbusters: Afterlife?

The reboot of the popular franchise is complete with a range of high-profile stars.

The two child stars, Phoebe and Trevor, are played by Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard and The Handmaid’s Tale’s Mckenna Grace.

The iconic Ectomobile makes an appearance in the trailer for the upcoming movie. Photo: CTMG 2021.

They’re joined by Paul Rudd as Mr Groobersoon and Carrie Coon as mum Callie.

Trio Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson are also returning to the series, having starred in the original two movies from the ‘80s together.

The star-filled cast is guided by Jason Reitman.

Mr Aykroyd also worked on the writing team, alongside Harold Ramis.

What is Ghostbusters: Afterlife age rating in the UK?

According to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the UK age rating for the film is confirmed to be 12A.

Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon star in the latest addition to the Ghostbusters franchise. Photo: CTMG 2021.

The announcement came just a couple of weeks before the release date of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Is Ghostbusters: Afterlife connected to Ghostbusters (2016)?

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a sequel to the Ghostbusters duology from the ‘80s, which included Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989).

The reboot ignores Ghostbusters (2016), which starred Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Mr Reitman mentioned in interviews that he still found the 2016 film useful while developing Afterlife, stating that the Afterlife team wanted to write a film focusing on the bonds of family.

Some familiar vehicles and locations return in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Photo: CTMG 2021.
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