Rick Moranis Returns To Acting After 23 Years


Film favorite Rick Moranis is set to return to the screen for a new sequel to the 1980s family comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. The actor also starred in Ghostbusters, The Flintstones, Little Shop of Horrors and Parenthood, but stepped away from on-screen roles in 1997. His wife had died six years earlier and he struggled to continue his film career after becoming a single parent. That’s when he decided to concentrate on raising his children. Although he continued to do occasional voice-overs for films such as Disney's Brother Bear movies, his screen break turned into a 23-year hiatus. "I'm a single parent, and I just found that it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making movies,” said Moranis. Five years ago, Moranis declined to take part in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, saying it didn’t appeal to him. Now, with his kids grown, Moranis has chosen to reprise his role as Wayne Szalinski in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids remake, Shrunk. There's currently no release date set for the film, but it's unlikely to arrive any sooner than 2022.