Los Angeles - Chris Hemsworth is set to play a receptionist in the female-led Ghostbusters reboot.
'The Avengers' actor - who will join Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the comedy - has been announced as the first major male star to feature in the comeback of the classic movie franchise.
The director, Paul Feig - whose Spy movie recently debuted at number one at the U.S. box office - will direct the next installment of Ghosbusters and revealed the news on Twitter that the 31-year-old hunk would be joining the cast.
Our receptionist. #whoyougonnacall pic.twitter.com/wGTzs8KdUs— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 10, 2015
Our receptionist. #whoyougonnacall pic.twitter.com/wGTzs8KdUs
The movie studio approached the star at the beginning of their casting process for one of the male roles, but the actor passed up the invite as it was too small, according to Variety.
Since then, Sony has modified the part and reworked the script so the role was beefed up.
Chris will be taking on the position held by Annie Potts' Janine Melnitz in the original movie.
The Hollywood star - who is known for his action-heavy roles in films like Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman and the upcoming In the Heart of the Sea- is showing fans a different side to him with not only Ghostsbusters but his upcoming role in another 80s reboot, Vacation, which is set to hit cinema screens in July.
Production on Ghostbusters is to start later this summer and will arrive in July next year.
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