While we impatiently await the first trailer for Sony's highly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot, a new photo has arrived featuring the four main characters played by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. These leading ladies are all seen standing next to a flipped over FDNY fire truck. While we didn't get any details about why this truck has been turned over, Entertainment Weekly has new information about the ghost villains these characters will face. Here's an excerpt from the site's report below.
"Dead criminals from all eras of New York's underbelly past have returned to roost among the living in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot. Pilgrims, old-timey sailors, Revolutionary War spirits, and even a couple of zoot-suited gangsters are ready to take on four formidable female busters looking to rid the city of its phantasmic filth."
The story centers on Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), who, years ago, wrote a book that posited ghosts do in fact exist. The plot picks up with Erin acquiring a teaching position at the prestigious Columbia University, but she is laughed out of academia once word of her book surfaces. At the same time, Abby is working with a new partner, Jillian Holtzman (Kate McKinnon), just as a new slew of ghosts begin to invade New York City. Erin ends up joining forces with Abby and Jillian, along with a new partner Patty (Leslie Jones), to save the Big Apple from these ghosts.
The supporting cast includes Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters' new secretary, 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. No details have been given for any of these supporting characters at this time. They will also be joined by a number of original Ghostbusters stars.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have all been confirmed for cameo appearances. Bill Murray has been rumored to play a character named Martin Heiss, who tries to debunk the Ghostbusters' claims that paranormal beings are invading the city. There are also rumors that Dan Aykroyd plays a taxi driver who picks up Erin Gilbert, but no details regarding the other cameo appearances have been released yet.
Paul Feig directs from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold, with original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman producing alongside Dan Aykroyd. Sony Pictures has set a July 15, 2016 release date for this reboot, putting it up against La La Land and The Lake. While we wait for the first trailer, take a look at this new Ghostbusters image below.