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Female Ghostbusters Gets Andy Garcia as Mayor of NYC

By Brian Gallagher — July 6th, 2015

With Sony's Ghostbusters reboot still shooting in Boston, the production has added a few new cast members, with Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh and New York TV news anchor Pat Kiernan signing on to star. Andy Garcia will play the Mayor of New York City, a role originally portrayed by David Margulies in 1984's Ghostbusters and 1989's Ghostbusters 2. Michael K. Williams is playing a character named Hawkins, with Matt Walsh portraying Rouke and Pat Kiernan starring as a news anchor in the Ghostbusters reboot.

These actors will be joined by confirmed stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the new Ghostbusters, with Chris Hemsworth starring as their male secretary. Director Paul Feig has already shown fans the new costumes and proton packs that will be used in the reboot, and it has been rumored that the beloved ghost Slimer will make an appearance in the reboot, after the director posted a photo with some green ooze.

Paul Feig is directing from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. No story details have been confirmed yet, but it is rumored that Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy's characters wrote a book together several years ago that claimed ghosts really exist. They team up in the present day along with Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones' characters when a slew of ghosts invade the Big Apple. Andy Garcia most recently starred in Kill the Messenger, and he will next be seen in Geostorm. Michael K. Williams will next be seen in Captive, hitting theaters this September.

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