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Chris Hemsworth joins all-female Ghostbusters

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Story by Jack Foley

CHRIS Hemsworth has joined the cast of Paul Feig’s female-led Ghostbusters film as the receptionist.

The Thor star will take on a role made famous by Annie Potts, who played the original receptionist, Janine Melnitz, in the 1984 film.

Director Feig broke the news on Twitter by posting a picture of Hemsworth with the words: “Our receptionist. #whoyougonnacall.”

Feig’s gender-swapping reboot stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig in the two primary roles, as well as Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

Production on the new Ghostbusters is due to start later this summer, with the film scheduled to hit cinemas on July 22, 2016.

The original, directed by Ivan Reitman, made almost $300m (£198m) at the global box office and starred Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Sigourney Weaver also appeared as Dana, a woman troubled by a poltergeist in her apartment.

A sequel, Ghostbusters II, followed five years later, while talk of a third film in the series, which would have reunited all of the original cast members, has been on-going ever since.

been cast as the receptionist in the new female-led Ghostbusters film, working under Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

Feig previously directed McCarthy and Wiig together in hit comedy Bridesmaids, while his new film Spy – also starring McCarthy – debuted at the top of the UK and US box office at the weekend.

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