The Ghostbusters reboot train rolls on and today we a very unexpected bit of casting…
Filling the shoes of the great Annie Potts as the Ghostbusters’ receptionist is… Chris Hemsworth?!
Yes, Thor himself will be answering the calls coming through for Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon’s new GB team in the reboot.
We love Hemsworth here and, given his recent desire to get into comedy with the upcoming Vacation movie, we’re not that surprised upon reflection to see him taking a role in the movie – we just hope it’s not so the females in the cast can spend the movie remarking on his looks as Ghostbusters has never been about that on any level.
Speaking with Comingsoon, Director Paul Feig said: “I’m having a lot of fun playing with genres… I love the original film, but I also just love the idea of busting ghosts and kind of paranormal warriors. I thought, ‘You know, if I could do this with the funny women I know and kind of just do a new origin story…’ I’m more interested in what would happen today. You know, you see things on TV about ghosts, but none of it’s real. What if, suddenly, something started happening? What happens when that just begins to happen to people? Also, how do they develop their technology? It’s not as fun if they’re just handed their proton packs. It’s why it’s not as fun to do a sequel. The fun is getting there.”
Ghostbusters starts filming this month with a July 22nd, 2016 release date.