Chris Hemsworth Cast as Receptionist in Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters'
by Alex Billington
June 10, 2015
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.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 10, 2015
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?