Ghostbusters & Assassin's Creed Get Michael K. Williams
If you've been missing Chalky White since his fateful turn in the final season of Boardwalk Empire, don't worry! There will be enough of the man to go around soon enough. Variety reports that much-sought after actor Michael K. Williams has joined two very high profile genre projects. They include a role in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, which is currently filming in New York. And the video game adaptation, Assassin's Creed, which will shoot later this year for a 2016 Christmas release.
Michael K. Williams is playing a character named Hawkins in Ghostbusters. Though, at this time, the specifics of that character are being kept under wraps. And it isn't known if he has any ties to the original in any way. He will shoot this complete revamp of the franchise first, before going to work alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard later in the year. Also recently added to the Ghostbusters cast are Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Matt Walsh as a character named Rouke, and real-life NYC News anchor Pat Kiernan starring as, what else, a news anchor.
Michael K. Williams's Assassin's Creed role is also appropriately being kept under wraps for the time being. Though, it is noted that the character has a major stake in what is being set up as a new multi-movie franchise. He will essentially be the second male lead behind Michael Fassbender. Justin Kurzel is directing.
While Michael K. Williams's presence is beginning to loom large on the big screen, he hasn't completely abandoned TV. He has taken a lead role in the SundanceTV series Hap and Leonard. He will also be seen this August in the IFC comedy miniseries The Spoils Before Dying.