Director Paul Feig’s gender-swapping reboot also features Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones on the ghostbusting team.
Feig broke the news on Twitter, posting a picture of Hemsworth with the words: “Our receptionist. #whoyougonnacall.”
Actress Annie Potts played the original receptionist, Janine Melnitz, in the 1984 film.
The ghost-hoovering team originally featured Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, while Sigourney Weaver played Dana, a woman troubled by a poltergeist in her apartment.
According to Variety, Australian actor Hemsworth originally passed on one of the film’s male roles as it was too small.
Sources told the industry website and magazine the part had since been “beefed up” after Sony worked on the script.
Production on the new Ghostbusters is due to start later this summer, with the film scheduled to hit cinemas on 22 July, 2016. (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33095684)
I genuinely can’t wait for this all female cast of Ghostbusters. Now, I do think that they will get so much shit because the first movie was so well liked but I think that the cast is pretty legit. I am also excited to see Chris Hemsworth as a receptionist. He is actually hilarious, I mean, I know he is usually a superhero or whatever but home boy can act.
I can just picture Chris wearing a headset and answering phones, that is really cute. It is also cool that he joined a cast that was mostly female. I mean, not many macho men would do that.
Chris Hemsworth you just get hotter by the day, it doesn’t make any sense but I am going to just let it happen.