‘Ghostbusters’ Adds ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Charles Dance Because What Is Dead May Never Die
The cast of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters has been pretty well established by now, with SNL stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones teaming with Feig faves Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig as the central ghost-busting quartet. And we haven’t even gotten to the supporting cast, which is equally as exciting. Today brings a bit of late-in-the-game casting news, as Game of Thrones star Charles Dance has reportedly joined the lineup — probably playing someone charming but quite sinister, we imagine.
Ghostbusters has already completed filming, so take Inverse’s report with a dose of salt, but the site claims that Sony has confirmed Dance’s involvement in the film — likely as a villain, of course. Feig revealed fairly early on that character actor, comedian and writer Neil Casey is playing the film’s villain, which has been described as a “creepy mechanical genius.” Fellow Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage was previously being eyed for Casey’s role, which should give you an idea of what they’re going for.
So either Dance is playing a smaller, cameo-style bad guy role, or he’s the bigger bad guy behind the bad guy, or he has a more general supporting role and we just haven’t heard about his casting for whatever reason until now. Shrug.
Ghostbusters also features Chris Hemsworth as the team’s receptionist, with Cecily Strong, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams and Matt Walsh in supporting roles. Original film stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts will make cameo appearances.
Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15, 2016.