Chris Hemsworth Cast in Ghostbusters, Shooting in Boston
Pre-production has already begun on the Ghostbusters reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Now that shooting is beginning in Boston next week, the movie is rounding out the rest of their cast. Director Paul Feig shared on Twitter that Chris Hemsworth (Maybe you know him?) will play an unknown, unnamed receptionist. “Our receptionist. #whoyougonnacall,” he tweeted along with a picture of Hemsworth.
Ghostbusters is setting up camp in Massachusetts’s quarters, kicking off filming on June 15. Feig, who also co-wrote the Ghostbusters script, shot Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock’s comedy The Heat in Boston two years ago. According to Collider, Feig assured Ghostbusters idealists that some of the movie will indeed be shot in New York City, too. He said:
It looks like we’re gonna be shooting interiors in Boston and then we’ll shoot a number of the exteriors in New York. It’s just shooting in New York has gotten very, very expensive.
Many movies over the past two years have landed on Boston for shooting locations thanks to Massachusetts’s film tax incentive. A 2013 study showed the benefits of bring productions to the Bay State, and since then New England Studios, an enormous state-of-the-art TV and movie production space, has settled in Devens, Mass. In just two years, several high-profile movies have shot in Boston, including:
Academy Award-winning American Hustle
Robert Downey Jr.’s The Judge
Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer
Jason Sudeikis’s Tumbledown
Mark Wahlberg’s Ted 2
Matthew McConaughey’s Sea of Trees
Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass
Casey Affleck’s The Finest Hours
Matt Damon’s Manchester-by-the-Sea
Jennifer Lawrence’s Joy
A complete list of Massachusetts’ filmography is at the MA Film Office. Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 22, 2016.