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Chris Hemsworth Cast as Receptionist in Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters'

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June 10, 2015

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This is just perfect. Director Paul Feig has revealed on Twitter early casting news for the new all-female Ghostbusters movie he's currently working on. Feig has announced that Chris Hemsworth, the God of Thunder Thor himself!, will be playing the receptionist in Ghostbusters. Our presumption is this means he's taking on the same role that Annie Potts played as Janine in the original films, which is a perfect swap of the character. Mostly because Hemsworth is becoming funnier (did you see the Vacation trailer?), and yet he's still a talented actor who can take on challenging roles like Rush and In the Heart of the Sea. And because we know Feig is great breaking down usually badass actors, like Jason Statham in Spy. See the tweet below.

The upcoming Ghostbusters movie, directed by Paul Feig, will star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the new Ghostbusters. Reportedly, the villain will be a "creepy mechanical genius" but the role isn't confirmed yet. There's also the role of Martin Heiss, a professional debunker of the supernatural who tries to disprove the antics of the Ghostbusters after some videos of theirs go viral. The project is currently casting and gearing up in pre-production, as they're hoping to still pull off a July 2016 release next summer. We'll be keeping an eye out for updates, but now that Paul Feig's Spy is in theaters he's probably fully committed to Ghostbusters. Does this casting make you more interested in this?

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments

1

I need either a set photo or a trailer to pass final judgement.

Xerxexx on Jun 10, 2015

2

There was a buuuuut. Casting Hemsworth is pretty awesome.

Xerxexx on Jun 10, 2015

3

Yes I am! (I finally found an avatar worthy of my likeness. *Smash. ANOTHER!)

Akirakorn on Jun 11, 2015

4

Glad to see after years of hard work Chris is finally getting a job as a receptionist in Hollywood. Way to go Chris! Besides; if a tall, jacked Australian with a perfect face can make it in Hollywood, anyone can!

Akirakorn on Jun 11, 2015

5

An all female G-BUSTers, not good not good at all. Am already out on this, pitty :o(

LV 426 on Jun 11, 2015

6

They can get an A-list like Christian Bale and it still wouldnt make a difference. This will be a trainwreck.

Rock n Rollllll on Jun 11, 2015

7

sigh

ragethorn on Jun 11, 2015

8

Still no.

OfficialJab on Jun 11, 2015

9

HAHAHAHAHA I get it, cause feminism right, DOWN WITH THE PATRIARCHY!!!

Brian Sleider on Jun 11, 2015

10

This movie keeps getting goofier and more God awful with each press release. That's all we need is that Jenner guy/girl to do a cameo and its full tilt disaster, if its not there already.

TXSteadyEddie on Jun 11, 2015

11

I refuse to watch an all female Ghostbusters.

Lagoya on Jun 11, 2015

12

This movie will be a capital 'S' Sh#$ Sandwich.

MaqueeStalker on Jun 11, 2015

13

This is how NOT to make a feminist movie. Start with the idea of making a feminist movie.

DAVIDPD on Jun 11, 2015

14

Good to see so many people hate it. Hope it bombs horribly...

Bl00dwerK on Jun 11, 2015

15

I am a feminist. I think this is all female cast unnecessary and weird. Weirder even is how they felt the need to keep the racial ratio with Leslie Jones as a female Winston. Who are they going to choose as the female version of Rick Moranis though? By the way I find this reboot just as ridiculous as the hate it's getting for being a supposedly "feminist" movie. It's a Ghostbusters reboot! Not a Suffragette period piece. You guys should stop acting like someone just punched you in the d*ck... *sigh*

Huck PS on Jun 13, 2015

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