SNL Alumni Writer Neil Casey has joined Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters film! The news comes on the heels of yesterday’s major casting reveals that included the addition of Michael K. Williams, Cecily Strong, Andy Garcia and Matt Walsh. Casey could easily pull off a decent Janosz Poha impersonation, but sources suggest this new project will be distinctly Vigo The Carpathian–Less. Character news and speculation after the jump!
Neil Casey joins the cast which stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. He’ll reportedly be playing a character called Rowan, shrouded in mystery and no doubt up to no good! Casey is an old hat at comedy, having worked on such hits as Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Kroll Show, and Veep to name a few. Moreover he’s written on SNL for three-fourths the lead cast, so its safe to assume there’ll be a bit of built in chemistry in what has quickly turned into a Lorne Michael’s inspired production.
The original Ghostbusters was a 1984 sci-fi/comedy romp that followed the exploits of three misfit parapsychology research professors who specialize in ghosts, and after losing their research funding in the face of a ghost epidemic, decide to go into business as paranormal investigators and eliminators. It starred Hollywood mainstays Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts. The film was a major success and spawned an entire line of merchandizing, cartoons, video games, a sequel film as well as VHS and DVD sales to the moon and back. Director Paul Feig will endeavor to continue the franchise with an all-female lead cast. Do you think this latest venture will make as big of a splash as the original?
Ghostbusters opens on July 22nd, 2016.