Director Paul Feig is on a role. Yesterday he accused some of the bigger media outlets of leaking his surprise cameos in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. He then went on the offensive against some of his meaner critics. Now, he's decided to beat everyone else to the punch, announcing the addition of yet another original Ghostbusters cast member. Previously announced stars from the 1984 classic already include Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson. They will now be joined by Sigourney Weaver, who is getting a cameo.
Sigourney Weaver originally appeared in 1984's Ghostbusters, and reprised her role as Dana Barrett (aka The Gate Keeper) in Ghostbusters 2. But don't go looking for a resolution to her on-again, off-again romance with Bill Murray's Dr. Peter Venkman. This new Ghostbusters takes place in an alternate universe, where the original Haint Hunters never existed. It isn't known what role Sigourney Weaver may play in this franchise reboot.
News of Ernie Hudson's cameo arrived last weekend, as Ghostbusters officially wrapped shooting. There is no word on his role in the movie either. Bill Murray is believed to be playing a man out to debunk the spook-busting girls and their ghosts theories. Dan Aykroyd is playing a cab driver who gives Kristen Wiig a lift. While we're not sure how many call backs the film will have to the original, we do know that Dan Aykroyd will get to say the iconic line, 'I aint afraid of no ghosts.' Nothing else about the three original Ghostbusters and their appearance in the movie has been revealed.
Plot details for this remake have never been officially released. One rumor claims that, years ago, Kristen Wiig's Erin Gilbert wrote a book with Melissa McCarthy's Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), which reveals that ghosts are real. Erin loses her teaching job at Columbia University once word of her book resurfaces, so she re-teams with Abby and her new partner, Jillian Holtzman (Kate McKinnon) and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones). Together, they must save New York from a supernatural threat.
The supporting cast includes Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters' secretary and Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, alongside Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh, Pat Kiernan and Neil Casey. We've included Paul Feig's official Sigourney Weaver tweet here. Yesterday, the filmmaker addressed the media, revealing that any cameo announcements were not official and leaked from the set, which was "overrun by paparazzi." The first Ghostbusters trailer is expected to drop this December, just in time for Christmas. Are you happier about the movie now that most of the original main cast is back? Or will this only mean something once they officially land Rick Moranis?
Gang, trying to keep surprises but this is about to leak, so I'll tell you myself: the awesome Sigourney Weaver is going to be in our movie!— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 25, 2015
Gang, everyone should know that any and all cameo announcements are leaks and nothing we wanted made public. Media, please take note.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 23, 2015
I only announced @Ernie_Hudson as a cameo because our set was overrun by paparazzi. I really wanted these cameos to be surprises. Just FYI.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 23, 2015