Okay... Before I get to the wonder that is Bruce Campbell
, I've got to take a second and complain. If you remember anything about our previous coverage of Ghost Town
, such as David Koepp signing on to direct
Greg Kinnear and Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni signing on
, and then
Kristen Wiig, you probably remember the premise. A dentist (Gervais) heads in for a colonoscopy under the knife of Wiig, and he dies for seven minutes. When he comes back to life, he can see the dead -- especially a ghostly businessman (Kinnear) who wants him to break up his widow's (Leoni) upcoming marriage.
Anal surgery is no longer the culprit. According to The Hollywood Reporter
, the dentist temporarily kicks the bucket during a "routine dental surgery." Now that
is a really boring and lame change. What's wrong with a colonoscopy? Gah.
At least we've got Campbell to soften the news.
He has signed on to play Leoni's character's fiance -- the one that the dentist really isn't into. Since this ghostly apparition isn't through Whoopi, I keep wondering if it'll end up with Kinnear taking over Gervais' body to have a second chance with his wife.
Or maybe Campbell will go Ash on his ass and take him out of the picture. He could always just say Deadites possessed the dude.
Shooting has already begun in New York, and hopefully they haven't vanilla-ed anything else.Post edited as the original THR post now says "Billy Campbell" is the other man, and not Bruce. Thanks to ***Lance*** for spotting that. What a shame.