As a mega fan of the franchise growing up, one of my childhood dreams was to actually be in a Ghostbusters movie. It seemed for many years like a dream that simply had no possible chance of coming true, but it appears that my prayers may have finally been answered.
The Paul Feig-directed reboot of Ghostbusters, which features an all-female main cast, began filming in Boston (doubling for Manhattan) at the tail end of last week, and casting agents are currently seeking extras for various non-speaking roles.
We tip our hats to Auditions Free for bringing this information to our attention, and they say that the movie will be filming in Massachusetts all summer and will wrap sometime in September. Ghostbusters is looking to cast lots of paid extras and will be holding an open casting call next weekend in Boston.
The film, which is using the working title Flapjack, is casting adult extras of all ethnicities and types. The upcoming open call is for adults, 18 and over only, and minors will not be admitted.
Folks interested in working as a background extra on Ghostbusters can attend the open call on Sunday the 28th, says the site. No appointments are necessary and you can see the details on the flyer below. Be sure to bring a snapshot of yourself that you are able to leave with the casting team at the event.
In the Ghostbusters reboot, Erin Gabler (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Bergman (Melissa McCarthy) are published authors and take the position that ghosts are in fact real. The two ladies co-wrote a book about the paranormal together. Some years later, Gabler takes a prestigious teaching position with Columbia University only to have her book resurface and get laughed out of Columbia. Erin and Abby reunite to prove their theories are correct just in time to see a group of ghosts wreak havoc on Manhattan.
Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Bergman’s new partner joins the team. The fourth lady in the Ghostbusters crew is Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), a NYC subway worker. Patty stumbles on the ghosts and the four ladies will undoubtedly strap on their proton packs to try to save the world from the new supernatural menace.
Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 22nd, 2016. Click here to check out the first photos!