Mar 04, 2016 02:52 AM EST By Maria Cabrera

'Ghostbusters' 2016 Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Chris Hemsworth, Bill Murray & More

Bill Murray in favor of the female-Ghostbusters reboot: "I'm fine with it, I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits, too."

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  • 'Ghostbusters' is an upcoming supernatural comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Katie Dippold and Feig. It is a direct follow-up and a reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise.

    Sypnosis: Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. When ghosts invade Manhattan, Gilbert reunites with Yates, teaming up with a nuclear engineer, Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and a subway worker, Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), to save the world from a mysterious evil and powerful demon known as Rowan (Neil Casey) who can exercise control over human forms.

    The film is scheduled for a July 15, 2016 release.
  • Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, a professor at Columbia University, who co-authored the book with Yates.
  • Chris Hemsworth as Kevin, the Ghostbusters' receptionist.
  • Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, a published author who wrote a book on the subject of the paranormal.
  • On September 7, 2014, original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray was asked at 2014 TIFF by Toronto Star whether he was in favor of the female-Ghostbusters reboot or not, and Murray said, "I'm fine with it, I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits, too."

    On October 14, it was revealed that original Ghostbusters star Murray will make a cameo in the film.
  • In March 2015, talking to Digital Spy, Sigourney Weaver revealed that she had offered to play a role to Paul Feig, on which he said, "We'd love to have you in it" but after Weaver told him she wanted the role of Slimer, he said, "he didn't think that would work out." But it's later announced that Weaver confirmed to appear in the film.
  • Andy García as the Mayor of New York City.
  • Elizabeth Perkins as the scientist.
  • Karan Soni as Benny / Chinese Delivery Man.
  • Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer and Yates' new partner.
  • Michael K. Williams as Hawkins.
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