Sigourney Weaver confirmed for Ghostbusters reboot!
With filming complete on Sony’s new Ghostbusters reboot and the surviving trio of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson all confirmed to have cameo roles, director Paul Feig has expressed his dismay at the surprises being spoiled for fans. Now it looks like another cat is out of the bag as, in anticipation of a leak, Feig himself has gone on Twitter to confirm that original co-star Sigourney Weaver (a.k.a. Dana Barrett, a.k.a. “The Gatekeeper”) will also take part in his new take on the property!
Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzman, Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates and Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan. The film is also set feature Chris Hemsworth as the new secretary, Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as a character named “Hawkins,” Matt Walsh as a character named “Rourke,” and Neil Casey as the film’s villain. New York City’s NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan is also set to appear as news anchor in the film.
“I’m having a lot of fun playing with genres,” Feig told ComingSoon.net of the new film earlier this year, “…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.”
Directed by Feig from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold, Sony Pictures will release Ghostbusters in theaters on July 15, 2016.