Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot has rapidly gone from inception to reality, with filming having started and none ther than the god of thunder himself Chris Hemsworth being added to the cast. Now, the list of talent associated with the film has expanded, with a number of new cast members being expanded, according to The Wrap.
First up is Andy Garcia, who will be playing the city’s mayor. Considering the range of his previous roles it’s hard to say exactly what he’ll be doing, but considering previous mayors’ more antagonistic attitudes in previous films, we won’t count on him being friendly.
Next is the increasingly prolific Michael K Williams, who after years of being one of the best things in top-drawer shows like The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, is now becoming more of a presence in the world of film. His character is called Hawkins, although beyond that we don’t know a lot.
Also joining in an unconfirmed capacity is Cecily Strong. Having recently taken a break from Saturday Night Live, she too is getting more film roles, with appearances in The Meddler alongside JK Simmons and Rose Byrne, and Michelle Darnell with Peter Dinklage and Ghostbusters co-star Melissa McCarthy
Finally, Veep star Matt Walsh will be showing up as a news anchor. Bearing in mind his excellent performances in the HBO comedy and his tendency of stealing scenes in bit-part roles in the likes of Due Date and The Hangover, we definitely approve of this choice.
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