Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard is now set to appear in the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife and if we believe the reports, he will soon appear behind the camera as well. Finn’s huge break came with Netflix’s original series, Stranger Things. Starring as Mike Wheeler, his performance was well-received by both, fans and critics, with many even pointing out that his character can only grow stronger with each season.
Wolfhard also went on to star as Richie Tozier in Stephen King’s 2017 adaptation, It, which also served as his first feature film. Once again, his performance was widely praised by fans and critics who considered his character as the “show-stealer.” Since then, Finn Wolfhard has appeared in various high-profile films like The Addams Family and It: Chapter Two. He also landed the role of Trevor in the forthcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife and will also voice the character of Lampwick in the stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio.
Now, it seems like Finn Wolfhard will also be directing a film. Talking to NME about the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, it has been revealed by the publication that Wolfhard is currently directing his first film. The 18-year old actor has already directed a short film called Night Shifts; and however, he will also be directing a horror-comedy movie that reportedly will take place “at a camp.”
Here’s NME’s quote about Wolfhard about directing his first film:
“When Wolfhard talks about his time on any set, you get the impression he is constantly absorbing and observing, keen to learn absolutely everything about the craft. It makes sense – he has designs on becoming a filmmaker himself. He’s already written and directed a short film called Night Shifts, and is currently working on his first feature-length film. ‘It’s a horror-comedy-slasher movie that takes place at a camp,’ he says, keeping the rest of the details close to his chest for now.”
Wolfhard started his career at the age of 11 and has amassed an impressive filmography. He has worked on big budget films and TV shows but has also had the chance to work with big actors as well. He has also had the opportunity to work with the Duffer Brothers on Stranger Things and Guillermo del Toro. He has seen what goes in first hand and knows what it takes to make a production successful.