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Rick Moranis is back!!!!
The 66-year-old star is set to make a return to the “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” franchise with the upcoming reboot: “Tight.”
Josh Gad, who reportedly plays Moranis’ character and his adult son, who is, of course, to shrink his own children, took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his excitement about the casting news.
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“To say that it was a dream to set up a time to see the #RickMoranis on the big screen, is the understatement of the decade. However, to say that I get a seat frame from him and not be able to play in one of his most iconic roles, is the understatement of the Century. Welcome back, hero! #Whole,” Gad, 38, wrote the following in response to a Term in the article.
Per Deadline, the film’s original director, Joe Johnston, is back at the helm of the next installment.
In 1997, Moranis stepped away from the spotlight. The actor was hugely popular after a string of box office successes such as “Ghostbusters,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Spaceballs,” and “The Flintstones” in the early ’80’s and ’90’s, but with the stars moved back to Hollywood after a family tragedy.
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Moranis’ wife, costume designer Ann Belsky, 1991, passed away from breast cancer and had to reshift its focus and priorities. He was a single father of two children. But, Moranis said, even though he is not on new projects, and that he has not officially retired, either.
“I took a break, which turned into a longer break,” he told The Hollywood Reporter, in 2015, in a recent interview. “You know, I’m just interested in all things that I find interesting. I still get the occasional question about a movie or a tv role, and, as soon as one comes along that my interest was piqued as well.”
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A project is in the 2016 reboot of “Ghostbusters,” with Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. He said ” no ” to a guest role, and Moranis has no regrets about his life right now. “My life has been wonderful,” he said.
He gave up his job as a single father to a “new life” in comparison with the sets of and how to work with “interesting people”, but the change was very important to me.”
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Some of the roles, Moranis was doing was voicing Rutt, in the 2003 animated film “Brother Bear”, and he also lent his voice to “The goldberg’s” in the end of 2018, according to his IMDb page.
“What’s going on with other people, and people make adjustments, to change careers, move to a different city,” he said.
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In 2015, in an interview with THR, Moranis said he was “surprised” to see that the film had not been picked up as a reboot, yet.
“I’m surprised that Disney haven’t done a ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Grandkids,'” he teased, adding on to his own project of choice: “I am very happy with the things that I said,” yes, and I’ve been very happy with all the things I’ve said, not at all. Yes, I’m picky, and I’m going to continue to be picky about it. Demanding has been working for me.”
Fox News’ Jessica in Rome contributed to this report