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This Week’s Cover: GHOSTBUSTERS busts the haters

The cynicism of cinemagoers has never been felt so strongly as in the run-up to the release of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot. Millions of internet users criticising the film’s less-than-stellar marketing campaign and the casting of four women in lead roles has drawn more than a fair share of negative attention to a film that is- after all- a comedy about ghosts. We explore this new attempt at giving life to an 80s classic with its director and stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

GHOSTBUSTERS first trailer arrives

The new film sees Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as scientists Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, respectively. Gilbert is a particle physicist while Yates, Gilbert’s close friend, is an expert in the paranormal. As ghost sightings ramp up, they team with Kate McKinnon‘s Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer who winds up creating the team’s tech. Leslie Jones‘ Patty Tolan, then, is the team’s everyman character who winds up playing an important role connected to an early supernatural encounter.

GHOSTBUSTERS first official cast photo revealed!

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will play the four main ‘busters in the film with Chris Hemsworth also starring as their trusty secretary. The film is also set feature Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as a character named “Hawkins,” Matt Walsh as a character named “Rourke” and Neil Casey as the film’s villain. New York City’s NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan is also set to appear as news anchor in the film. The film is targeting a July 22, 2016 release.

Channing Tatum, Russo Brothers involved in another Ghostbusters reboot?

A surprise move on the part of Sony Pictures, Deadline has just revealed that development is underway on a new Ghostbusters film separate from the one that Paul Feig is directing. According to the outlet, Captain America: The Winter Soldier helmers Joe and Anthony Russo are tentatively planning to helm with Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce providing the screenplay. What’s more, Channing Tatum will produce and likely star with the plot following an idea Tatum has been developing with Dan Aykroyd!

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and more confirmed for Ghostbusters reboot!

It’s official! Meet your new Ghostbusters! Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming reboot, just took to Twitter to reveal his new cast. Headlining the supernatural comedy are Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, Tammy), Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live,” Top Five) and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live,” Life Partners).