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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony and director Paul Feig have selected their ghostbusters, with Melissa McCarthy (The Heat and Tammy), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), and current Saturday Night Live cast members Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon signing on to strap on the proton packs and bust some ghosts. Now that we know who's going to star in this, can we move past calling them "the female Ghostbusters?" I certainly applaud the feminism of casting an all female ghostbusters, and am definitely aware of the (small) backlash that this casting is getting from the usual suspects, but at this point, they're just Ghostbusters. These are your Ghostbusters, world. Embrace them (or not). The fact that they're all women is inconsequential, to me. If your goal is to make a laugh out loud movie that's smart and well directed, you can't go wrong with this cast and this director. I can't wait. »
- Matthew McKibben
Yesterday brought the long-awaited news about who, exactly, would be inheriting the Ghostbusters mantle in Paul Feig’s upcoming reboot. Melissa McCarthy and a trio of Saturday Night Live–affiliated actresses: show alumna Kristen Wiig, current cast member Kate McKinnon, and recent SNL addition Leslie Jones. The latter star might be the most surprising choice — she only made her first appearance on SNL last May, when she was working there as a writer, not a cast member. The 47-year-old was promoted this year to featured player, making her the oldest cast member to ever get hired for that particular job, edging out Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show), who was hired at age 46 in 1994. Furthermore, Jones's addition marks the first time two African-American women have been part of the ensemble. But while Jones — who quickly established herself as an SNL standout due to her brash sensibility, »
- Dan Reilly
The all-female Ghostbusters movie has finally cast its four leading ladies – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Ghostbuster Cast Director Paul Feig announced the casting news on Twitter Tuesday. His post included a photomontage of McCarthy, Wiig, Jones and McKinnon. Though it lacked a caption for context, those aware that Feig […]
- Chelsea Regan
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015
Ghostbusters 3 has been in the works for years now, but the movie quickly fell apart following the death of original cast member Harold Ramis. Though Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson were up for a return, Bill Murray proved elusive, and director Ivan Reitman ultimately decided to scrap plans to turn his beloved film series into a trilogy.
Sony weren’t about to let it die however, and a reboot was put in the works with an all-female cast and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig at the helm. This was met with a mixed response from fans, but it’s happening regardless, and now the four actresses who will make up the main team of Ghostbusters have finally been revealed.
- Josh Wilding
Who you gonna call for the new "Ghostbusters" movie? A female comedy dream team is who!
Director Paul Feig appears to have confirmed his cast for the upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters" film.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015
"...in the new film, there will be four 'Ghostbusters' as well as both a paranormal threat and a fully-human antagonist.
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- Michael Stevens
Just three months after it was announced that Bridesmaid director Paul Feig would reboot the Ghostbusters series with an all-female cast, the four actresses who will don the proton packs have been revealed: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and current Saturday Night Live stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Feig tweeted his Ghostbusters casting news Tuesday night along with the film's scheduled release date: July 22nd, 2016.
Well, here we are. Some people have been chomping at the bit to see who Paul Feig would choose for his all-female reboot of Ghostbuster, others.......not so much. Regardless of your feelings towards the project, the lead cast has been announced, and the biggest names involved are two no-brainers in the forms of Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. This should not come as a surprise to anyone. They are two of the biggest female comedians right now, and the fact they have worked with Feig before would have helped matters. They were even part of Bill Murray's fantasy cast for the movie. The other cast members, Leslie Jones and Kate Mckinnon, are less well known, but both are current cast members of Saturday Night Live, which is a nice nod to the originals SNL roots. There is no word on who they or playing, or the story, but »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Paul Feig has cast four women in Ghostbusters, three of them over 40, one of them black, and one of them an out lesbian – this shouldn’t be noteworthy, but amid ongoing sexism and monoculture in Hollywood, it’s a little victory
It’s not often that casting news on a Hollywood blockbuster warrants a post-midnight text with three exclamation marks, but that’s exactly what arrived on my phone in the early hours of this morning, when Paul Feig tweeted this picture of his new Ghostbusters cast.
I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. »
- Rebecca Nicholson
Paramount Pictures has shaken up its release date schedule with a couple of key date changes in the wake of its "Mission Impossible 5" move up.
Most notable is the studio's "Friday the 13th" reboot has been pushed back six months. Originally slated for November this year, it will now open May 13th 2016. Filming on the project is slated to begin later this year.
Rather than give up the old November 13th date, the third film in "The Ring" franchise - entitled "Rings" - will take over the slot. That will be three weeks after the new date for "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension" which was slated to open on March 13th and will now hit October 23rd.
Paramount isn't the only studio making release date changes today, Sony Pictures has locked in two dates. First up, they've set a Christmas Day 2015 release for the untitled Will Smith-led NFL concussion drama. »
- Garth Franklin
Following yesterday's awesome casting notice that the big budget "Ghostbusters" reboot (can we please stop giving it a "Female" or "Lady" prefix? These are your Ghostbusters, period) had cast Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, a release date for the Paul Feig-helmed comedic horror film has also been established. Next summer, get ready, because bustin' makes me feel good.
According to Feig's Twitter page, the new film will debut on July 22nd, 2016. Considering how long a third film in the franchise had been in development, this feels like it's coming out tomorrow. And we are so, so excited.
Our friends over at HitFix had posted some additional details about the story and the characters, but Sony made them take it down. Still, we read the original report and while we can't remember the specifics of who everyone will play, we can reiterate that Feig and the »
- Drew Taylor
Now that we know for sure which actresses will star in the all-female Ghostbusters remake, HitFix has decided to unveil some plot and character details about the Paul Feig film. Although I say "possible," the site did remove a few things "after several hours of being slimed repeatedly and being picked up and flown around upside down," by Sony, so it does look like this info is legit. Kristen Wiig is playing Erin Garber, a published author on the subject »
- Jesse Giroux
We already know that Melissa McCarthy will play one of the lead role in the upcoming "Ghostbusters" reboot. But now comes word that the other three team members may also have been found. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen Wiig and "Saturday Night Live" actresses Leslie Jones (Top Five) and Kate McKinnon are in talks to join the film. The plan is sto begin filming this summer in New York. "Ghostbusters" will be directed by Paul Feig, who previously worked with both McCarthy and Wiig on "Bridesmaids." It's set to hit theaters on July 22nd, 2016. »
Well, it's definitely happening. Paul Feig's new take on Ghostbusters will be arriving in cinemas on July 22nd 2016, with production starting this summer. The plan, as had been reported before, is to shoot the film once more in New York, the spiritual home (ahem) of the Ghostbusters movies.
Paul Feig announced the news via his Twitter account, and he's also confirmed the lead cast of his movie.
Furthermore, over at Film Divider, they have a few details of the characters in the new film. Don't read on if you want to stay spoiler-free.
Right. The site reckons that Wiig will be playing Professor Erin Gabler, »
The '80s reboot-recasting movie news continues today, and while Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones is heavily just a rumor for now, the all-female Ghostbusters lineup has officially filled out a bit. According to various sources, these are the four lucky ladies who will all be bustin' some ghosts: Kristen Wiig Melissa McCarthy Kate McKinnon Leslie Jones Those first two names were obvious considering director Paul Feig already worked with both on Bridesmaids, and their names have been swirling around ever since he landed the high-profile remake. If you don't recognize those last two names, however, you may want to tune in to Saturday Night Live. They're both cast members on this current season, and both are very funny comedians primed for a bigger...
- Peter Hall
Earlier today, Sony Pictures delivered rather huge news about director Paul Feig.s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. The studio announced that they had officially signed deals with the Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon to play the lead roles in the movie, the comediennes assigned the task of bringing the horror comedy franchise into the 21st century. What the big reveal lacked, however, were any kinds of details about the characters that each of the ladies will play. Now those details have started to come out. HitFix has apparently gotten the inside track where Ghostbusters reboot information is concerned, and they have published an article chock full of information about both the main characters in the new film and the identities of the actors most likely to play them. They note that the upcoming blockbuster won.t just be creating female versions of Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddmore, »
Earlier today, Feig posted a picture on Twitter featuring the four comediennes. Word is that Sony is still negotiating with Wiig, Jones and McKinnon, but a deal should be reached soon. The film is set to begin filming this summer in New York.
This reboot has been a long time coming. Original director Ivan Reitman was set to return, but left the project when Harold Ramis passed away. Despite the willingness to return to the franchise by actors Dan Aykroyd, Ramis and Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray never seemed to be onboard.
When Feig finally took over as director, the rumors started circling that the reboot would feature an all-female cast. Murray was supportive of the idea, and actually mentioned that McCarthy »
- Laura Frances
Hot on the heels of unveiling the core cast of his Ghostbusters reboot, director/co-writer Paul Feig has now announced the movie’s official release date, setting up some potential supernatural scares and laughs for the summer of 2016.
Paul Feig announced on Twitter that the Ghostbusters reboot will hit theaters on July 22nd, 2016. Earlier today, Feig revealed via a Twitter image that the new Ghostbusters movie will star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Here’s the latest tweet from Feig:
Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones all have SNL ties and are funny on their feet. Wiig starred on the show from 2005 – 2012, while McKinnon continues to impress on the live series since her 2012 debut. This season of SNL saw Leslie Jones get promoted from writer to cast member, with her strongly opinionated characters »
- Derek Anderson
The Ghostbusters reboot cast has been revealed and resembles a Saturday Night Live reunion. Additionally, Sony has announced a release date for the all-female Ghostbusters to be directed by Paul Feig.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Melissa McCarthy leads the new Ghostbusters cast to confirm a rumor that started a couple weeks ago suggesting she was in negotiations for one of the four female ghostbusting roles. Expect McCarthy to play a smart-ass New Yorker in the vein of Bill Murray's Peter Venkman if her purely comedic resume is any indication.
Currently in negotiations and likely joining McCarthy on the Ghostbusters remake is her Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig, along with current Saturday Night Live castmembers Leslie Jones and Emmy-nominated Kate McKinnon.
After revealing the main cast members on his Twitter page earlier today, Ghostbusters director Paul Feig also used the social media platform to announce the July 22, 2016 release date. The reboot, which stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, will be going up against Warner Bros.' medieval adventure Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur, starring Charlie Hunnam, and Lionsgate's action reboot Power Rangers on that same date. Ghostbusters also falls between the animated sequel Ice Age 5 on July 15, 2016 and the Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel on July 29, 2016.
Just hours after the cast members were confirmed, another report surfaced that Sony wants Bill Murray to play Martin Heiss, a professional ghost debunker who tries to prove that these new Ghostbusters are faking the videos that they're posting online. The character is described as similar to William Atherton's Walter Peck from the original Ghostbusters. Peter Dinklage, »
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