The newly rebooted Ghostbusters is currently under production as we speak. Paul Feig is directing the new female-driven reboot of the classic comedy using a script he co-wrote with Kate Dippold. The film’s cast has a fantastic blend of comedians which consist of Kristen Wigg, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Just yesterday, the film added Michael K. Williams, Andy Garcia, and Matt Walsh to the cast, and it’s rumored that Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong was also added.
An impressive comedic cast, which is only going to get stronger with the addition of Neil Casey. If that name does not ring a bell that’s fine; he’s known more for his behind-the-scenes work as a writer for various comedies, but has also spent some time in front of the camera. More on him and his character below.
Casey has written for SNL, for which Wigg, McKinnon, Strong, and Jones came from. In addition, he has also penned for Inside Amy Schumer and The Kroll Show. But Casey has also appeared on screen having roles in comedies like Veep, Broad City, Playing House, The League and the SXSW film Fort Tilden.
According to Deadline, Casey will play Rowan, the villain role which closely resembles that of Peter MacNicol’s Dr. Janosz Poha in Ghostbusters II. Earlier reports have said that the villain would be a “creepy mechanical genius,” but that remains unconfirmed for now.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Feig has said that the film will be a “hard reboot” and will be “really scary,” but will still be a comedy. He is reuniting with Dippold, whom he co-wrote The Heat with, after all.
Chris Hemsworth will also star in the film as the new secretary to the female Ghostbusters team.
Sony will release Ghostbusters in theaters July 22, 2016.