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‘Ghostbusters’ releases first character photos of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, more

"Ghostbusters" Melissa McCarthy, left, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon in their characters' roles in photos just released by Columbia Pictures on the movie's website. Credit: Columbia Pictures / Hopper Stone

The new “Ghostbusters” website — — is up and running, offering at least a dozen new stills, posters and other images related to Paul Feig’s female-led reboot of the classic comedy.

The new pictures give moviegoers a little more detail about the actresses and their characters:

  • Melissa McCarthy, as Abby Yeates, wears an odd combination of secretary glasses, a hunting-plaid shirt and an Army jacket.
  • Kristen Wiig’s Erin Gilbert shows up in a business outfit whose V-neck sweater and modified bow-tie recall the late 1980s.
  • Leslie Jones, as subway worker Patty Tolan, sports a blingy neckchain and glimmers of hair dye in her braids.
  • The most eccentric-looking character is Kate McKinnon’s Jillian Holtzmann, looking like a steampunk-chic scientist in a leather jacket and aviator-style glasses.
  • Also in the mix is Chris Hemsworth, in shirtsleeves and spectacles, as the women’s possible secretary or assistant.

A series of semi-serious-looking posters and group-shot stills — focusing on weaponry and jumpsuits — suggest that the new “Ghostbusters” may feature a little more straight-ahead action than the original films.

“Ghostbusters” arrives in theaters July 15.


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