'Ghostbusters 3' Finds Its Bad Guy: Neil Casey
By Patrick Hipes

Neil Casey has been set to play the villain in Ghostbusters 3, Sony’s female-driven reboot of the comedy franchise that is being directed by Paul Feig from a script by Feig and Kate Dippold. Shooting is already underway. Casey is a writer and actor whose scribe credits include Saturday Night Live, where three of the film’s leads — Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones — came from. (The fourth, Melissa McCarthy, has been one of SNL‘s best guest hosts over the past few years.)

Casey also has written for Inside Amy Schumer and The Kroll Show. On the other side of the camera his acting credits include Veep, Broad City, Playing House, The League and the SXSW film Fort Tilden, which won the 2014 Grand Jury Award for best narrative feature. He currently stars in Feig’s Yahoo original series Other Space.

The reboot of the franchise already has added Chris Hemsworth, who will be playing the male version of Annie Potts’ Janine Melnitz, secretary to the original band of ghostbusters. Details of Casey’s character, Rowan, are being kept under wraps, but he does look a bit like Peter MacNicol, who played the rather harmless bad guy Dr. Janosz Poha in Ghostbusters II. Ghostbusters 3 has a July 22, 2016 release date.

The all-female ‘Ghostbusters 3’ is actually, really happening 

Director Paul Feig confirmed on Wednesday that the long-awaited sequel to Ghostbusters is finally happening — and it’s going to feature a female-led squad. 

The project has been the subject of frequent rumors for months. In August, Variety reported that Feig was in talks to helm the reboot, though details of the plot, cast and script were still under wraps. In September, Bill Murray, one of the stars of the original film, declared his support for a lady-helmed Ghostbusters. 

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