Sunday, 19 July 2015

Andy Garcia joins Paul Feig's Ghostbusters

As the cameras continue to roll on Paul Feig's Ghostbusters, the Bridesmaids (2011) director is adding more cast members to his ensemble. News arrives via The Wrap that he now has Andy Garcia (Oceans Twelve), Matt Walsh (Ted) and Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years A Slave) on board.

As you will likely already know, Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) are already busy in the main roles, playing four women who must stop New York being swamped by spooks and ghouls.

Garcia is playing the mayor of the city the man who, if he holds true to Ghostbusters tradition, won't be the biggest fan of the characters, at least not until he really needs their help. Walsh, currently best known for playing the nervy Mike McLintock on Veep, will be a character known as Rourke, though we don't yet know what he will be up to. Could he be the usual busybody who gets in the Ghostbusters' way? If so, he will be joining a proud lineage that includes actors William Atherton (Ghostbusters) and Kurt Fuller (Ghostbusters II). As for Williams, his character is also a mystery, but The Wrap reports he is set to play someone named Hawkins. They join Chris Hemsworth (Thor), who is playing an assistant to the phantom wranglers.

And in keeping with another hallmark of the original film, a real life news anchor, this time NY1's Pat Kiernan, will crop up in the plot to report on the spectral goings on and the women who are trying to stay in business busting ghosts.

Working from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold (The Heat), Feig is now shooting in Boston, taking aim at a July 2016 release.

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