Campbell haunts Par's 'Ghost Town'


Billy Campbell has joined Tea Leoni, Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear in the romantic comedy "Ghost Town" for DreamWorks and Spyglass Entertainment.

The story centers on a dentist who dies briefly during routine dental surgery and gains the ability to see dead people who ask him for help in contacting the living. Campbell will play the love interest of Leoni's character, a widow whose deceased husband-turned-ghost (Kinnear) is trying to thwart her imminent marriage.

David Koepp is directing from a script he wrote with John Kamps.

Gavin Polone is producing the film, which will be distributed worldwide by Paramount. Shooting began this month in New York.

Campbell's film credits include "Enough" and "Gods and Generals." He recently appeared on TV's "The Circuit" and "Shark." He is repped by CAA and 1 Management.