Chris Hemsworth Will Play Receptionist Manning Phones in All-Female Ghostbusters

  | June 11, 2015 14:43 IST (New Delhi)

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Chris Hemsworth will be filling the role played by Annie Potts in the original '80s film series

If there's something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters. And who's going to answer the phone when you do? That would be Thor, manning the ghost-catching lines in person.
Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth has been cast as the receptionist in the new, all-female Ghostbusters reboot. The 31-year-old will be filling the role played by Annie Potts in the original '80s film series.
Director Paul Feig revealed this unique piece of casting on Twitter:
Here's Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz. Will Chris lose the glasses?

The female Ghostbusters line-up will feature Melissa McCarthy, currently starring in Paul Feig's Spy, Saturday Night Live alumnus and Melissa's Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig, and current SNL cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
The original 1984 film starred Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis as parapsychologists who begin a ghost extermination business in New York. The hit movie spawned a massive franchise that included a sequel, TV series, video games, novelizations and a theme park ride.
The gender-reversed Ghostbusters is expected to begin filming soon and is looking to release next summer.

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