Sony's female-lead Ghostbusters has just found its villain, with actor and former Saturday Night Live writer Neil Casey joining the cast. No details were given for his character, Rowan, but Deadline points out that he bears a slight resemblance to Peter McNicholl, who played the villainous Dr. Janosz Poha in 1989's Ghostbusters 2. It hasn't been confirmed if there are any connections to these two Ghostbusters characters.
Production is currently under way in Boston, with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon starring as the new Ghostbusters, and Chris Hemsworth portraying their secretary. Just yesterday, we reported that Andy Garcia is playing the Mayor of New York City, with Michael K. Williams also joining the cast of this horror-comedy movie alongside Matt Walsh and Pat Kiernan. It isn't known how many more key roles are left to be cast, as shooting continues.
Paul Feig is directing from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold, and Sony Pictures has already set a July 22, 2016 release date for the reboot. Fans have already gotten to see the proton packs and female costumes from the set, but hopefully we'll get to see the main stars wearing the costumes and proton packs soon. Neil Casey wrote for Saturday Night Live during the 2012-2013 season, and he has most recently written for Inside Amy Schumer and Kroll Show. As an actor, he currently stars on Paul Feig's Yahoo! web series Other Space.