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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.