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Original “Ghostbusters” Stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson Join Paul Rudd at “Frozen Empire” Premiere

The latest entry in the comedy franchise hits theaters March 22

<p>John Nacion/Variety via Getty</p> (L-R) Bill Murray, Emily Alyn Lind, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O

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(L-R) Bill Murray, Emily Alyn Lind, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O'Connor, Logan Kim, Gil Kenan, Carrie Coon, Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd

The Ghostbusters are back!

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts were on hand to celebrate the New York City premiere of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire on Thursday.

Each of the four actors starred in the original 1984 comedy and its 1989 sequel, along with the late Harold Ramis, who died in 2014 at 69, Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis.

Related: Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson Face a 'Tall, Dark and Horny' Monster in Frozen Empire Trailer

Murray, Aykroyd and Hudson posed for a sweet photo with Paul Rudd and some of the other Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire stars, including Carrie CoonMckenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard. Rudd, Coon, Grace and Wolfhard joined the franchise in 2021's Afterlife, which served as a sequel to the original two '80s movies.

<p>John Nacion/Variety via Getty</p> (L-R) Bill Murray, Emily Alyn Lind, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O'Connor, Logan Kim, Gil Kenan, Carrie Coon, Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd

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(L-R) Bill Murray, Emily Alyn Lind, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O'Connor, Logan Kim, Gil Kenan, Carrie Coon, Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd

In another fun photo, Aykroyd and Hudson posed with Potts, who wore a black suit and pink purse. Rudd also posed with Murray on the red carpet.

The new films in the series center on characters portrayed by Coon, 43, Grace, 17, and Wolfhard, 21, who are the daughter and grandchildren of Ramis's character Egon Spengler. Rudd, 54, plays a science teacher named Gary who is a fan of the Ghostbusters in the new films.

<p>John Nacion/Variety via Getty</p> (L-R) Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson

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(L-R) Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson

Aykroyd, Murray, Potts and Hudson each made small appearances in Afterlife and return with larger roles in Frozen Empire, which brings the series and the Ghostbusters back to New York City. Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim also appear in the new movie.

<p>John Nacion/Variety via Getty</p> (L-R) Bill Murray, Paul Rudd

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(L-R) Bill Murray, Paul Rudd

Related: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd & Ernie Hudson Talk Reuniting for Ghostbusters: Afterlife: It Was 'The Right Time'

An official synopsis for the upcoming movie reads that the Spengler family unites "with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level," in Frozen Empire.

"But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an army of ghosts that casts a death chill upon the city, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age," the synopsis reads.

The new movie is directed by Gil Kenan (2006's Monster House), who cowrote the script with Jason Reitman. Reitman, 46, is the son of the late Ivan Reitman, who directed the original Ghostbusters films. Ivan died at 75 in February 2022.

<p>sony pictures</p> 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' movie poster

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'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' movie poster

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is in theaters March 22.

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