Chris Hemsworth Cast in GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot as the Receptionist
Chris Hemsworth (Thor) has been cast in director Paul Feig's female Ghostbusters reboot, and he'll be taking on the role of the receptionist. That puts a little more of a twist on things because I've never seen a receptionist look like Chris Hemsworth. The director made the announcement with the following tweet:
Hemsworth will join the previously cast Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. There's no doubt that Feig and Hemsworth are going to have some fun with this bit of casting.
I still have my reservations about this Ivan Reitman-produced reboot, but I'll hold off on any more bashing until I see some actual footage from the movie. There are no story details yet other than it will center around a group of new female Ghostbusters busting ghosts.
According to Variety, the studio went to Hemsworth very early on for one of the major male roles, but he passed on it because he thought the role to be too small. So Sony sent the script back to be reworked, and they beefed up the part. It was obviously to Hemsworth's liking, because he took it.
Production is set to start later this summer, and the film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22nd, 2016.