Chris Hemsworth pulls off geek-chic in first photo from ‘Ghostbusters’

Who ya gonna call? Chris Hemsworth, if he’s available. The first photo of the handsome Australian actor as receptionist Kevin in Ghostbusters has been released and the father of three is turning up the heat with his geek-chic style. Sporting glasses, a pink gingham short-sleeved shirt, sharp vest and sleek tie, Chris looks primed and ready to field calls for the new all-female team of ghost hunters.

Chris plays a receptionist in the Ghostbusters reboot. Photo: © Sony Pictures

Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones star in the reboot of the much-loved 1980s franchise. Fans of the science-fiction tales will be happy to know that some of the original cast members, like Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd, are rumoured to make cameos in the updated version. Chris has taken on the role made famous by Annie Potts, who played the freshman squad’s trusted receptionist Janine.

From left: Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones. Photo: © Sony Pictures

While doing press for his last film In the Heart of the Sea, the actor couldn’t help but gush over getting to work alongside such a hilarious cast. “I had the best experience. It stars four of the funniest women on the planet. There were a lot of highly improvised scenes, which is unknown territory for me so trying to keep up with them was daunting and scary but so much fun.”

Ghostbusters hits theatres on July 15.

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