'Ghosts' bust Guinness record

Oscar-nominated comedienne Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig (centre) were at the Marina Bay Sands event plaza last night for a red carpet event to celebrate the all-female remake of Ghostbusters. McCarthy plays paranormal expert Abby Yates in
Melissa McCarthy (centre in pink dress) and director Paul Feig attending the Ghostbusters red carpet at Marina Bay Sands on June 12.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
World record attempt for most number of people dressed as ghosts at Marina Bay Sands on June 12, during the Ghostbusters red carpet.
World record attempt for most number of people dressed as ghosts at Marina Bay Sands on June 12, during the Ghostbusters red carpet.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
People dressed as ghosts at Marina Bay Sands on June 12.
People dressed as ghosts at Marina Bay Sands on June 12. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Ensemble cast member Melissa McCarthy attending the Ghostbusters red carpet at Marina Bay Sands on June 12.
Ensemble cast member Melissa McCarthy attending the Ghostbusters red carpet at Marina Bay Sands on June 12.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Director Paul Feig (centre) attending the Ghostbusters red carpet at Marina Bay Sands on June 12.
Director Paul Feig (centre) attending the Ghostbusters red carpet at Marina Bay Sands on June 12.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Oscar-nominated comedienne Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig (centre) were at the Marina Bay Sands event plaza last night for a red carpet event to celebrate the all-female remake of Ghostbusters. McCarthy plays paranormal expert Abby Yates in the film alongside Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Feig and McCarthy were surrounded by some of the 263 people who came dressed as ghosts, setting a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Ghosts at a Single Venue. The film opens in cinemas on July 14.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2016, with the headline ''Ghosts' bust Guinness record'. Print Edition | Subscribe