Ok, so the other day news dropped about who would star in the all female Ghostbusters remake. Now, we have plot details. Or at least possible plot details.
“Kristen Wiig is playing Erin Garber, a published author on the subject of the paranormal. Erin now works for Columbia University.
Leslie Jones is playing Abby Bergman, who co-authored the book with Garber. Since publication, the two former colleagues had a falling out and went their separate ways. Abby more actively chases ghost a la Ghost Hunters. This tension between academic investigation (Wiig’s character) and mainstream media investigation (Jones’ character) is central to the story.
Kate McKinnon is playing Abby Berman’s new partner, Jillian.
Melissa McCarthy is playing Patty, an NYC subway worker who stumbles across the main, supernatural threat in the film.”
Hmm…ok…but wait, there’s more! Apparently, there are roles for Peter Dinklage…and Bill Murray! Wait til you hear who they are…
Sony wants Murray to play Martin Heiss,
“a man who is a professional supernatural debunker who is out to prove that the Ghostbusters are frauds.”
Yep, they went there. Oh, and Dinklage? He’s set to be the movie’s villain…”a creepy mechanical genius.”
On a fun note though, Dan Aykroyd let known his feelings about the possible cast of the remake.
“The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy”
Well, at least he’s happy. We’re still not convinced…