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'SNL' writer Neil Casey to play villain in 'Ghostbusters 3,' plus more movie news

Actor Neil Casey attends Yahoo Screen Launch Party

Actor Neil Casey attends Yahoo Screen Launch Party For Paul Feig's "Other Space" at The London West Hollywood on April 14, 2015, in West Hollywood, California. Credit: Getty Images / Jerod Harris

WHO Neil Casey

THE MOVIE "Ghostbusters 3"

THE DEAL If you don't know his face, you will soon: Casey has been tapped to play the villain in the all-female "Ghostbusters" movie, Deadline reports. Casey's writing credits include "Saturday Night Live," home to three of the film's lead actresses -- Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. He has also acted in such comedy series as "Veep" and "Broad City." The name of Casey's "Ghostbusters" role is Rowan, though no other details have been officially revealed. The movie, directed by Paul Feig ("Spy"), is scheduled for release next July 22.


WHO Chris Messina

THE MOVIE "The Sweet Life"

THE DEAL The Northport native is starring opposite Abigail Spencer ("This Is Where I Leave You") in a romantic comedy-drama from director Rob Spera, Variety reports. The film tells the story of two people who meet in Chicago and make a pact to drive to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide. The filmmakers plan a future association with the The Bridge Rail Foundation and a San Francisco-based suicide prevention group. "The Sweet Life," which is scheduled to play the festival circuit early next year, will post hotline numbers for the organizations in its end credits.


WHO Reed Birney

THE MOVIE "Mad Women"

THE DEAL The actor, who has recurring roles on NBC's "The Blacklist" and Netflix's "House of Cards," stars in "Mad Women," his third film with Plainview-raised writer-director Jeff Lipsky. The comedy-drama focuses on a dysfunctional family whose matriarch (Christina Starbuck) decides to run for political office. The film, shot partly at Huntington's Cinema Arts Centre, opens at the Village East in Manhattan Friday and will play locally beginning July 17.

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