The story is similar to the original with a few key twists. Physicist Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is trying to get respect within the academic community, but her history with the paranormal keeps haunting her. Just as she is about to achieve tenure at Columbia University, Erin’s book about the paranormal with fellow researcher and friend Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) reappears and threatens her future in the scientific community. Even with many attempts to hide this part of her life, Erin gets pulled back into this world when ghosts are spotted throughout Manhattan. With the aid of engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) and a motivated subway worker, Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), this team must unravel the mystery of what has started this spiritual activity and how to contain these beings before they cause wide spread panic in New York City. This chapter of Ghostbusters gives a nod to its historical roots, but does provide a fresh take on this hauntingly humorous concept.
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