Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Also Has a Cameo From Annie Potts
Over the weekend we learned that Ernie Hudson will be making a cameo in Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters movie, making the original lineup of remaining Ghostbusters complete — though Hudson, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd will not be reprising their roles from the classic film. In addition to these three great appearances, we’re also getting a cameo from Annie Potts, who originally played Ghostbusters receptionist Janine Melnitz.
The news comes from the Boston Herald, which has been reporting on all the latest updates from Feig’s film as it’s been shooting in and around Boston. Potts has a small cameo in Ghostbusters, reportedly playing a hotel clerk. The only remaining major cast member from the first film who hasn’t been reported is Rick Moranis, who hasn’t made a film appearance in years.
Boston Herald has also long-reported on the following plot details for the film:
Wiig and McCarthy write a book positing that ghosts are real, but it quickly winds up in the dollar bins. Flash forward a few years and Wiig has a prestigious gig teaching at Columbia U. — which is played by Emmanuel College because Boston is playing New York in the movie — and the book is resurrected online. Wiig is laughed out of academia and winds up teaming up with McCarthy and McKinnon — who is the Egon character who has invented the PKE Meter for tracking ghosts.
Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the new ghost-busting team, with Chris Hemsworth as their administrative assistant. The film also stars Cecily Strong, Matt Walsh, Michael K. Williams, Andy Garcia and Neil Casey.
Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15, 2016.
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