Concerned about the Ghostbusters reboot? Don’t you worry, Omar’s coming!

While the Ghostbuster‘s reboot is currently shooting in Boston (Love people around Boston stoked about this movie being shot, yet its going to be based in NYC) and the primary cast already locked, even more casting announcements have just been made.

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy,Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are the four primary characters, and Chris Hemsworth is in the film, too, as the crew’s receptionist.  Now Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven, The Godfather Part III) and Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk EmpireInherent Vice) have been added to the Ghostbusters cast. 

As much as most reboot rioters would like to see  Michael William reprise his role as Omar – the murderous street thug from HBO’s The Wire – and take out this movie with a shotgun, he’s playin’ someone less sinister.


TheWrap is reporting Garcia will play the Mayor of New York City, originally portrayed by David Margulies in 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters II. Williams will be playing a character named “Hawkins”.

So Garcia will get the opportunity to indirectly save the lives of millions of registered voters. Meanwhile, William’s will (presumably) walk around NYC with a sawed off neutrino wand.

Much of the story is as about as mysterious as the Tobin Spirit guide, but Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are rumored to play Erin Gilbert and Abby Bergman, “a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real.” Kate McKinnon is said to be Gilbert’s new partner, Jillian Holtzmann, while Leslie Jones plays Patty Tolan, the subway worker who stumbles across a supernatural threat that proves to be a prime motivator for the film.

“Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.”

Ghostbusters, written by Feig and Kate Dippold, opens on July 22, 2016.


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