Warning – spoilers below…
On Entertainment Weekly Radio, Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire) confirmed his role in the upcoming Paul Feig directed Ghostbusters reboot, and dropped a spoiler about a returning character.
“I play the FBI agent who works for the mayor…our whole thing is, we’re going to tell the people it was a flash in the sky and ‘Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this,”’ he said. “That was a dream job. They’re at the top of their game, man. I had the pleasure of working with Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon on a show on IFC called Spoils Before Dying. So, I had a relationship with them already. Leslie Jones, you meet her once, you feel you’ve known her your whole life. She penetrates any walls or any barriers you may have, she goes right through that, right to your heart chakra. And Melissa, she’s just a gem. I have so much respect for these ladies.”
But what about that spoiler? “I’m not going to lie, working with Melissa, and Kristen, and Kate, was really dope, but I got to work with Slimer, dude,” he confirmed. “Like Slimer!!! I’m in a scene with Slimer!”
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!
Ghostbusters is set for release on July 22nd, 2016 and sees Paul Feig (Spy) directing a cast that also 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), Neil Casey (Saturday Night Live) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones). Meanwhile, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts are all confirmed to cameo.