Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot is rolling cameras in Boston this week, with the Massachusetts capital standing in for New York City, and some individuals peeking in on the shoot have taken to Twitter to give us our first look at the lead characters played by Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.
As previously reported, Wiig is playing a Columbia professor laughed out of academia when a book she published much earlier in her career reveals her belief in supernatural entities. Reunited with her co-author (McCarthy), the former academic begins busting ghosts with a new team, only to become responsible for protecting the human race against the spooky apparitions when ghosts invade New York City.
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Plot details outside of that are spotty, but the other two proton-pack carriers are played by Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Additionally, Chris Hemsworth has a supporting role as the group’s hunky secretary. Some reports suggest that Feig is still reworking his script for the movie even as it rolls cameras (not that surprising given how good several of the core cast members are at improvising), but this is a huge tentpole venture for Sony, which hopes to simultaneously revitalize the Ghostbusters brand and launch a new action-comedy franchise led by female heroes.
To that end, there’s a terrifically talented team working on the reboot, and though there’s no context behind the set images we have today, it’s at least great to see everyone hard at work crafting a worthy addition to the series.
Ghostbusters opens July 22, 2016.
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Shots of Kristen Wiig shooting Ghostbusters in Everett. pic.twitter.com/g4SAGPo3Qt
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