Open Casting Call for “Ghostbusters” Reboot Announced

The “Ghostbusters” reboot is beginning production in Boston and will be having an open casting call for locals who would like to work as paid movie extras.

Residents of the Boston area or those within a reasonable driving distance have a chance to get a small, non-speaking role in the new Columbia Pictures / Sony “Ghostbusters”  reboot.

Ghostbusters“, featuring a proton pack carrying female team this time around, will star Kristen Wiig , Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Chris Hemsworth rounds out the cast as Kevin, the Ghostbusters’ receptionist. The new, female cast was announced early this year and the Columbia Pictures film is shooting for a summer 2016 release.

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 Manhatten. Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon ), Bergman’s new partner joins the team. The fourth lady in the Ghostbusters crew is Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), an 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 reboot issues a casting call in Boston

According to, production of the new Ghostbusters just began and the film is using the working title of Flapjack. The film plans to shoot the inside scenes in the Boston area and outdoor scenes in New York City. According to the casting call, the movie will be filming in Massachusetts all summer long 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, Massachusetts.

According to Variety, Sony / Columbia announced that “Ghostbusters”  will be hitting theaters in the U.S. on July 22, 2016.

Ghostbusters” is casting adult extras of all ethnicities and types. The upcoming open call if for adults, 18 and over only and minors will not be admitted.

Folks interested in working as a background actor / extra on “Ghostbusters” can attend the open call on Sunday the 28th. 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.

Ghostbusters now filming in MA

Boston area residents can also try out to be extras on Dwayne Johnson’s new comedy, “Central Intelligence“. An open casting call for “Central Intelligence is also happening next weekend in Massachusetts. See –  Open Casting Call for “Central Intelligence” Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart & Aaron Paul – MA


This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Kevin waller

    Columbia Pictures took care of flight, also Hotel arrangements, plus wages for casting positions. Interested in the same if possible.

  2. Glenn nugent

    Looking to get cast in the DFW area. Movie, Theatre/Film etc…

  3. Deven L. Glover

    This is perfect I will be in Boston on that day for a dance battle so I think I will also audition

  4. Iris moon

    Yes how do we get more information about Ghostbusters and if we have to be there on the 28th of June or can we go on a later time? We’re going to be staying all summer if we get there. I live a little bit further out past Boston.

    1. erica

      Most productions have 1 open call when they are starting in the area. Chances are this will be the only open call in Boston, but hey, you never know.

    2. Kevin waller

      Looking to get cast for an extras position in your movie Ghost Busters.

  5. Rick Lee XII (IMDb member)

    Also Casting for movie in Development called Girls, Guns & Gangs! search for it on

  6. Areianna cox

    Hi, my name is Areianna Cox and I’m looking to get cast and I’m very interested in working.

    1. Kevin waller

      Looking to get cast for a movie, was cast in the Sluggers Wife. Looking for long term work.

  7. Alvin

    This is for a Ghostbuster posting, but the below casting call flyer is for a movie called Flap Jack. Is this correct?

    1. erica

      Many productions use a working title while shooting.

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