Chris Hemsworth Joins the Cast of Female-Led ‘Ghostbusters’

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Sony and director Paul Feig have cast Chris Hemsworth to play the receptionist in the female-driven “Ghostbusters” reboot.

Feig made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter.

Hemsworth is set to join Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the movie, which hits theaters next year.

Feig, whose new comedy “Spy” debuted to No. 1 at the U.S. box office, will direct the next installment in the “Ghosbusters” franchise on a script co-written by Katie Dippold.

Story details are unknown other than the reboot centers on the next generation of Ghostbusters, who happen to be female. Ivan Reitman will produce the action-comedy.

Insiders say the studio went to Hemsworth very early on in the process for one of the major male roles but the Aussie actor passed because the role was too small. Since then Sony reworked the script so the part was beefed up.

Production on “Ghostbusters” to start later this summer. It arrives next summer on July 22, 2016.

Known more for his action heavy role like “Thor,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and the upcoming “In the Heart of the Sea,” Hemsworth is broadening his brand with more comedies starting with his juicy role in the upcoming “Vacation” reboot, which opens this July.

Besides “Vacation” and “In the Heart of the Sea” which bows this December, Hemsworth also has “The Huntsman,” which he is currently filming. He is repped by CAA and Roar.

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  1. flagflagit says:

    Yea! Another attempt to feminize the world. Women are smart and funny and have the real jobs and men are demoted to secretaries.

  2. Normandy says:

    why would they cast handsome “prop” Hemsworth? Shouldn’t it be a real comedian?

  3. Doodlee Pigvirus says:

    “Gostbusters, what dost thou wantest?!”

  4. Tabaqui Jackal says:

    Hrm…. Well, I hope it wasn’t ‘beefed up’ at the expense of the female leads. Annie Potts was INCREDIBLE in the original, but she didn’t go out ghost-hunting, so I hope they don’t shoehorn Mr. Hemsworth into something just to sooth his (his agents?) ego. Looking forward to this reboot – it’ll be fun to see where they’ve gone with a ‘next generation’!

  5. Annie Potts says:

    Chris Hemsworth? I had high hopes for this film but I’m not so sure anymore. Just bring back Annie Potts for the role.

  6. Adele says:

    So originally “the Aussie actor passed because the role was too small”. I’d like to remind him that some wise soul once said: “There are no small roles. Only small actors”. I must admit, however, that if this travesty includes a scene where Melissa McCarthy sits on Mr. Hemsworth, I just might check it out–when it hits HBO.

  7. IT 2 IT says:

    TV franchise slum values —RULE.

  8. Sandy Muller says:

    Soooo stupid. We are so going to miss Bill Murray.

  9. Nanny Mo says:

    Ha this is so funny, “so the part could be beefed up.” It will be his show before it is over.

    • Jason says:

      gotta agree w the folks above…I ususally find Feminists a tad obnoxious these days, but your article really makes me want to support them…and maybe not see the new reboot after all

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