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Chris Hemsworth Joins Female-Led 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21:  Chris Hemsworth attends the European premiere of 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron' at Westfield Lond
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Chris Hemsworth attends the European premiere of 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron' at Westfield London on April 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Who ya gonna call? Chris Hemsworth, quite literally.

The "Thor" actor has joined Paul Feig's female-led "Ghostbusters" as a receptionist. The director made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday.


Hemsworth joins Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon of "SNL." Not much is known about the upcoming reboot, but the "Spy" director recently told HuffPost Live that he wants the new characters to be wholly separate from the original ones. "I knew I needed four people who were very different and yet would be funny together," Feig said of his lead female cast, "and really, I kind of cast it in my head and contacted them, and they all wanted to do it."

The director also addressed the Internet backlash that erupted after he announced the female cast. "The Internet is really funny -- I love it, but I hate it at the same time," Feig said, before calling the sexist backlash "some of the most vile, misogynistic sh-t I’ve ever seen in my life."

"Ghostbusters" his theaters July 22, 2016.

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