Georgina Garton got in touch with me about playing Melissa McCarthy (Abby Yates) in Ghostbusters: Answer the Call she suggested Ye Olde White Harte Hull’s most haunted and historically significant pub as a venue. Little did she realise that we would be dealing with real ghosts on the shoot!
Ghostbusters (alternatively known as Ghostbusters: Answer the Call and marketed as such on home release) is a 2016 American-Australian supernatural action comedy horror film directed by Paul Feig. Written by Feig and Katie Dippold, the film stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. It is the third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise and serves as a reboot to the previous films about four women who start a ghost-catching business in New York City.
A third Ghostbusters film had been in the various stages of development following the release of Ghostbusters II in 1989. As a result of original cast member Bill Murray’s refusal to commit to the project and the death of fellow cast member Harold Ramis in 2014, Sony decided to reboot the series. Much of the original film’s cast make cameo appearances in new roles. The announcement of the female-lead cast in 2015 drew a polarized response from the public and Internet backlash.