She becomes the fifth original 'Ghostbusters' star to sign up for the reboot
Sigourney Weaver is to appear in next year’s female-led Ghostbusters reboot.
The actress – who played the crew’s first customer Dana Barrett in the classic ’80s Ghostbusters movies – joins fellow original stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts, who have also shot cameos for the reboot.
The reboot’s director Paul Feig confirmed that Weaver had joined the cast earlier today but did not reveal how large her role, presumably some kind of cameo, will be. Feig’s film will introduce a new all-female ghostbusting crew played by Bridesmaids actresses Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, plus Saturday Night Live stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
The new Ghostbusters movie is set for release on July 22, 2016. Paul Feig has revealed that Melissa McCarthy’s character, Abby Yates, will be the crew’s loose “leader” but also insisted that the film will be an “ensemble piece”. Chris Hemsworth will play the Ghostbusters’ receptionist, while Saturday Night Live cast member Neil Casey has been cast as the main villain.
Andy Garcia, The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams, Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong and Veep‘s Mike McLintock have also signed up for supporting roles. It has also been rumoured that Ozzy Osbourne might be making a guest appearance in the film in a scene set at a heavy metal concert.