Ghostbusters director Paul Feig has not been shy about sharing updates on his new Ghostbusters film, which is all very well as I guess he’s doing his best to win over the haters (still not won me over). Now he has revealed the names of the new team of ghost hunters, and its not far from what was rumoured a few months ago.
A fan asked on Twitter this weekend what the names will be, and Feig happily obliged:
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
A quick check of IMDB confirms that Melissa McCarthy will play Abby Yates, Kristen Wiig will be Erin Gilbert, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann and Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan.
It as previously rumoured that:
Erin Gilbert is an academic on the tenure track at Columbia. Her former colleague and co-author is…
Abby Yates, who’s more on the pop parapsychology side of things, and pursues ghosts for a living.
Jillian is Abby’s ghost hunting partner.
Patty is an MTA employee who comes across the main ghost.
Chris Hemsworth will be playing the male version of Annie Potts’ Janine Melnitz, secretary to the original band of ghostbusters. One source told Deadline that he will be the assistant to the band of ghostbusting gals “who nobody wants to work with.”
Neil Casey has been set to play the villain in Ghostbusters, Sony’s female-driven reboot of the comedy franchise that is being directed by Paul Feig from a script by Feig and Kate Dippold. Casey will be playing a character named Rowan, but details are being heavily guarded at this moment in time.
The Boston Herald recently dug up some plot details:
Wiig and McCarthy play 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 U. Which is pretty sweet, 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 and she and her team have to save the world.
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will star in the “Ghostbusters” reboot.
Ivan Reitman is producing.