Writer/director Paul Feig is now well into production on his all-female reboot of Ghostbusters starring comedy icons Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the titular team of paranormal exterminators. We've seen the first set photos, we've seen the new uniforms, but what we haven't seen much of is news about the film's supporting cast. So far, the only confirmed supporting actor for the film is Chris Hemsworth, who will play the team's receptionist, but now new reports have added not one, not two, but five more people to the cast, including a new mayor of New York.
The Wrap reports that Oscar-nominated actor Andy Garcia (The Godfather Part III, Ocean's Eleven), shown above with henchmen in tow, has been cast as the mayor in the film, which will likely put him in some kind of showdown with the Ghostbusters over the safety of the city. Garcia's proven his skills as a high-class villain in the Ocean's films, in which he was adept at both comedy and drama, so this sounds like a great choice.
The Wrap also reports that Michael K. Williams, an acclaimed character actor best known for his work on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and The Wire, has joined the film, though his role is not specified. Rounding out the new casting report are Veep co-star Matt Walsh, who will play a character called "Rourke," McKinnon and Jones' Saturday Night Live castmate Cecily Strong (also in an unnamed role) and longtime NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan, who will play, appropriately, a news anchor.
Ghostbusters hits theaters July 22, 2016, and we'll keep watching to see how many stars it adds before then.
(Via The Wrap)