Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Adds Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, and More
Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters already has an insanely great cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Chris Hemsworth. But a Ghostbusters needs more than Ghostbusters. There must be ghosts, along with assorted kinds of bureaucracy to bust along the way. To that end, Feig is filling out the rest of his Ghostrebooters with some more talented actors.
TheWrap has the details. Andy Garcia is the biggest addition to the cast; he’ll be playing the Mayor of New York, a role memorable inhabited in the first two Ghostbusters by character actor David Margulies. Michael K. Williams, best known as Omar from HBO’s The Wire, will play an unspecified character named Hawkings; Matt Walsh from Veep is “Rourke” (Maybe the ghost of Mickey Rourke? I know he’s still alive, but I have to think his soul fled his body after making Sin City: A Dame to Kill For). Plus, local New York City news anchor Pat Kiernan joins Ghostbusters in the role he was born to play: local New York City news anchor Pat Kiernan. I can’t wait to watch him read from newspapers calling the Ghostbusters “Ghostfraudsters!” (Variety says Williams has also snagged a major supporting role in Assassin’s Creed.)
TheWrap also notes that the film, which is already shooting, is teasing social media with glimpses of the new Ghostbusters’ modernized jumpsuits (seen above) along with “new weapons called Proton Packs.” Proton what now? In a Ghostbusters movie? What’s next? Will they capture these apparitions in remarkable devices called traps? Or perhaps they’ll drive around New York in a converted ambulance? Bold new ideas!
Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters opens in theaters on July 22, 2016. We’re just over a year away from Spook Central!