Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cecily Strong Tapped For Key Role In Ghostbusters Redux

Current Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong has reportedly scored a key supporting role carved out just for her in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot at Sony Pictures says Film Divider.

"Bridesmaids" co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as well as SNL cast mates Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon make up the roster of new Ghostbusters,

 The site claims that Strong's role is "one of the biggest non-Ghostbuster parts aside from the villain". She is said to be an authority figure who liaises with the heroines, privately backing their activities and acknowledging their legitimacy. Publicly however she must denounce the group to the media in order to avoid panic among the masses.

Hitfix has character breakdowns for the leads that include an academic on track for tenure at Columbia University, an author who is more into the "pop parapsychology" of things, said author's ghost hunting partner, and a Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee who comes across the main ghost.

Other characters include a creepy mechanical genius, and a professional debunker of the supernatural - the role that original cast member Bill Murray is wanted for. 

We know that Katie Dippold (The Heat, Parks and Recreation), and director Paul Feig, will overhaul the script for the new "Ghostbusters"

The Lego Movie" helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller were eyed for the gig but could not ink a deal. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman skipped out on calling action for the film in the Spring after the passing of co-star Harold Ramis...

Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg penned the original script .

Production is slated to kick off this summer in New York City and is targeting a July 22nd 2016 release date.

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