Yesterday saw the debut of a new moody group photo of the cast of next year’s ‘Ghostbusters’. Now comes something else to promote the upcoming reboot, individual cast posters. Each of the four new ‘Busters– Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig– gets a stylish image which gives just a glimpse into their character’s personality. But to supplement that, new descriptions have also been released for each of them.
You can check them out below:
Kristen Wiig plays Erin Gilbert, a particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior:
Melissa McCarthy is Abby Yates, a paranormal researcher, supernatural scientist, and entity trapper:
Kate McKinnon is Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer, munitions expert, and proton wrangler:
Leslie Jones is Patty Tolan, a ghost tracker, municipal historian, and metaphysical commando:
Director Paul Feig discussed his talented cast and their teamwork by saying:
“They are four incredibly talented women, each with a unique voice and style of comedy. The fact that they meshed so well and complemented each other so well made this team of paranormal warriors a very interesting and fully-rounded group. The funniest people who come from sketch, stand-up, or just comedy, in general, work well together because the good ones know they are only as good as those they are playing off, against, and with. The set was a fun, supportive and creatively fertile environment.”
The ladies have some big boots to fill, but they have the stamp of approval of the previous generation of spook slayers– most of the surviving cast of the original ‘Ghostbusters’ make cameos in the remake, including a certain impish green ghost.
Joining Wiig, McCarthy, McKinnon and Jones are Chris Hemsworth as Kevin, the group’s receptionist as well as Andy Garcia, Elizabeth Perkins, Michael Kenneth Williams and Cecily Strong. Be on the lookout for cameos by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.
Are you ready for fun frights with a new team of ‘Ghostbusters’? How do you think they look so far?