Okay, here you go. Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Abby Yates and Patty Tolan. Now you know even more. https://t.co/MsQVo5iStI— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July 18, 2015
With the presence of set photos already on the web (including the official portrait of the main foursome below), speculation had naturally turned to their character names, so now we know that Wiig is playing Erin Gilbert, with McCarthy as Abby Yates, McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann and Jones is Patty Tolan.
The basic story, written by the director and Katie Dippold (The Heat) finds Wiig and McCarthy as a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University. All is well, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan.
Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is on to play the assistant to the spirit chasing team, which will expand to include McKinnon and Jones. Recent additions to the cast also include Andy Garcia (Oceans 13), Matt Walsh (Ted), Michael K. Williams (12 Years A Slave) and Neil Casey (Saturday Night Live). Ghostbusters is set for release on July 22 next year.