New Ghostbusters remake details; roles for Bill Murray & Peter Dinklage?

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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Now that we know for sure which actresses will star in the all-female GHOSTBUSTERS remake, HitFix has decided to unveil some plot and character details about the Paul Feig film. Although I say "possible," the site did remove a few things "after several hours of being slimed repeatedly and being picked up and flown around upside down," by Sony, so it does look like this info is legit.

Kristen Wiig is playing Erin Garber, a published author on the subject of the paranormal. Erin now works for Columbia University.

Leslie Jones is playing Abby Bergman, who co-authored the book with Garber. Since publication, the two former colleagues had a falling out and went their separate ways. Abby more actively chases ghost a la Ghost Hunters. This tension between academic investigation (Wiig's character) and mainstream media investigation (Jones' character) is central to the story.

Kate McKinnon is playing Abby Berman's new partner, Jillian.

Melissa McCarthy is playing Patty, an NYC subway worker who stumbles across the main, supernatural threat in the film.

HitFlix also believes Bill Murray and Peter Dinklage are being eyed for roles in the remake. Apparently Sony wants Murray to play Martin Heiss, "a man who is a professional supernatural debunker who is out to prove that the Ghostbusters are frauds." As for Dinklage, the studio wants him to play the main villain, "a creepy mechanical genius." HitFix goes on to say, "there's another role that, if they cast who they want, is going to be the most interesting part of the film."

Although Sony couldn't convince Bill Murray to do GHOSTBUSTERS 3 (or at least a soft reboot), I wouldn't be surprised if Murray does end up taking the Martin Heiss role. But I have a feeling even if the studio does land Murray and Dinklage for the remake, there's still going to be plenty GHOSTBUSTERS fans who aren't happy about the plans for the film. I'm still not sold on Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS, however I am willing to give it a chance. Do you feel better or worse about the remake after checking out these new details on the project?

GHOSTBUSTERS is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.

Ghostbusters Fan ArtArt by Tristan Jones

Source: HitFix, CBM

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