It may not be popular with The Internet or fans of the franchise, but Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot will be with us next year (with the trailer arriving before the end of the year), and now we have the first official synopsis.
It backs up a lot of rumours surrounding the movie, mostly that Kristin Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are former friends who join forces to battle ghosts and that Leslie Jones will be playing “the Winston role” as the outsider of the group. It also suggests that, like the original movie, the film will be confined to New York and not a global event.
“With paranormal activity on the rise, a Columbia University academic, her ghost-chasing friend, the friend’s business partner, and an MTA employee join forces to bust ghosts and save New York.”
Ghostbusters is set for release on July 22nd, 2016 and sees Paul Feig (Spy) directing a cast that includes Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Matt Walsh (Veep), Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live) and Neil Casey (Saturday Night Live). Meanwhile, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts are all confirmed to cameo.