Avengers and Thor star Chris Hemsworth has joined the cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters remake, and will play the receptionist of the all-female paranormal investigation team.

The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon in the lead roles.

It is directed by Paul Feig, whose credits include Spy, The Heat and Bridesmaids.  

Announcing Hemsworth's casting with a photo on Twitter, Feig wrote: "Our receptionist. #whoyougonnacall."