When the original Ghostbusters hit theaters in 1984, the team was rounded out by Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz, their less than enthusiastic secretary. More than 30 years later, the new Ghostbusters are getting ready to hit the big screen, with an all-star cast lead by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. This time out, Chris Hemsworth is stepping in to play their new secretary, Kevin. Today we have a preview that's all about Kevin, in honor of a special day celebrating his noble profession.
April 27th is Administrative Professionals Day, and the new Ghostbusters' assistant, Kevin (Chris Hemsworth), is here to remind you to celebrate your assistant tomorrow. Kevin sets his own unique (and extremely handsome) bar as an assistant. Not every office can have a Kevin, but if your assistant keeps you organized, running on schedule, and your workplace completely free of ghosts, then he or she is just the kind of assistant that deserves celebrating. Check out all that Kevin has to offer in this Kevin vignette from the Sony Pictures YouTube page.
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. This summer, they're here to save the world! The supporting cast includes Andy Garcia as the mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as Hawkins, Matt Walsh as Rourke, Pat Kiernan as a news anchor and Neil Casey as the human villain.
Original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have all been confirmed for cameo appearances. Sony has issued a July 15, 2016 release date, putting the Ghostbusters up against Broad Green Pictures' The Infiltrator. Ghostbusters is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.
Earlier this year, we saw new merchandise photos that teased Kevin would eventually be possessed by one of the main ghost villains in Ghostbusters, which was confirmed by the trailers. Unfortunately, we don't see any footage of this character possessed here, but we do get to hear from Chris Hemsworth himself, along with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and director Paul Feig, who reveal how funny Chris Hemsworth really is. Take a look at this last sneak peek, and then stay tuned for more on Ghostbusters in the very near future.