Production officially started today in Boston on Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy director Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters film and the first set photos have started to arrive! Below, you can take a peek at the new characters played by Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy, courtesy of People, PopSugar, Just Jared and Entertainment Tonight. Currently MIA on the set is Leslie Jones, but it’s a pretty safe bet that we’ll be seeing the full team very soon!
Also set to star in the new Ghostbusters is Chris Hemsworth as the team’s receptionist.
“I’m having a lot of fun playing with genres,” Feig told ComingSoon.net of the new film earlier this year, “…I love the original film, but I also just love the idea of busting ghosts and kind of paranormal warriors. I thought, ‘You know, if I could do this with the funny women I know and kind of just do a new origin story…’ I’m more interested in what would happen today. You know, you see things on TV about ghosts, but none of it’s real. What if, suddenly, something started happening? What happens when that just begins to happen to people? Also, how do they develop their technology? It’s not as fun if they’re just handed their proton packs. It’s why it’s not as fun to do a sequel. The fun is getting there.”
Ghostbusters has plans to film in Boston and New York and is targeting a July 22, 2016 release. Check back for additional updates as they become available!
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