“Cannot say too much about the concept, but the joy of working with him again is one that I am extremely excited about,” Aykroyd said. “Chevy is one of my favorite people, and one of the great anarchistic and physically committed comedians in the business.”
The two comedians were original cast members on “Saturday Night Live” in the mid-1970s. Chase left in 1976 and went on to star in a string of successful films, including “Caddyshack” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” Aykroyd did the same in 1979, going on to star in “The Blues Brothers,” “Trading Places” and “Ghostbusters.”
The two worked onscreen together in Aykroyd’s directorial debut, 1991’s “Nothing But Trouble.” The film was critically panned, flopped at the box office and was nominated for several Razzies.
Chase now stars on NBC’s much-loved comedy “Community.” Aykroyd — whose most recent acting credit is a guest spot on the now canceled “The Defenders” — has perpetually been in the news for his attempts to make a third “Ghostbusters” film. He failed to get Bill Murray to sign on and recently said the project is “in suspended animation.”
What do you think about their new project? Do you worry that this is going to be a major disaster? Or are you happy to see these two collaborating? Tell us in the comments.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)