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A remake of the hit French film The Intouchables has been brewing since 2012 when Chris Tucker was in talks to take the role originated by Omar Sy and British actor Colin Firth was rumored to be attached. Since then directors like Tom Shadyac and Paul Feig have been linked to the project, but we're not sure who's supposed to get behind the camera now. However, a report from French site Allocine (via The Playlist) reports that Firth is still in the film, and comedian Kevin Hart will be taking the co-starring role. Does that mean this is going to become less of a drama and more of a straight-up comedy than the original? This would be the first film that isn't pure comedy for Hart, who hasn't really shown that he has the acting chops to take on a role like this. The original French film is funny but touching »
- Ethan Anderton
The long-brewing remake of the French hit dramedy "Intouchables" seems to be coming back to life. Colin Firth, long attached to the project, now has Kevin Hart in the co-starring role. The movie tells the heartwarming, based-on-true-story tale of the relationship of a wealthy quadriplegic and his immigrant caregiver. Paul Feig was once linked to helm the project, but it's not clear if he's still involved. We presume more news will arrive shortly. [Allocine] "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis is "Counting By 7s." The young actress will star in the adaptation of best-selling book by Holly Goldberg Sloan about "Willow Chance, a bright young girl who, after the death of her adoptive parents, is taken in by an unlikely surrogate family and an unfit guidance counselor. In the wake of tremendous loss, she rises to build a community that she heals and that heals her." No word on who will direct just yet. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Freaks and Geeks, the little show that launched so many careers and is revered by countless, is 15 years old today. The 18-episode NBC series premiered on September 25, 1999. Hailing from Paul Feig, the man who would later give us Bridesmaids, the show starred Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Busy Philipps, Martin Starr, Samm Levine, John Francis Daley, Jason Segel, Becky Ann Baker and Joe Flaherty. Yes, Freaks and Geeks gave us the first tastes of all your favorite movie stars. The show launched a bevy of careers and even paved the way for…Veronica Mars. VMars creator Rob Thomas cites the series—and its subsequent cancellation—as a large-driving force in how his cult-hit series »
(Cbr) Dan Aykroyd, long a champion of a third "Ghostbusters," isn’t limiting his vision to a single film. No, he’s looking well beyond that, to a revived, expanded franchise — one that might draw inspiration from other studios, including Marvel. Such an ambitious approach might go far to explain plans for both an Ivan Reitman-produced "Ghostbusters 3" and the rumored female-led film directed by Paul Feig. “It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show,” Aykroyd, franchise co-creator and star, explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony? What does Pixar and "Star Wars" mean to Disney? What does Marvel mean to Fox?” Referencing a “whole ['Ghostbusters'] mythology from the beginning of their lives, the end of their lives,” Aykroyd said he, Reitman and Sony executives are developing a broader vision for the revived franchise. “The whole vehicle of »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
How many times have we heard Ghostbusters 3 is just around the corner and ready to begin filmingc How many directors have been attached and will Dan Aykroyd ever be over talking about itc The most recent rumor had Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) attached as director and the idea of turning the film into a whole new thing, "new" in that it would center on a group of female ghostbusters. In response to that, Bill Murray recently shared his thoughts on who those females should be telling the Toronto Star, "Melissa McCarthy would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny - God, she's funny! I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot, and Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there." When asked about Murray's suggestions, Wiig told Yahoo, "I will do whatever Bill Murray tells me to." Personally, I actually like this »
- Brad Brevet
Earlier this week, Bill Murray was asked for his thoughts on the four actresses who should make up the rumoured female team of Ghostbusters set to appear in Paul Feig’s planned reboot of the franchise.
Those names were Melissa McCarthy, Linda Cardellini, Emma Stone, and Kristen Wiig, and the actress who starred in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty last year has now responded to his suggestion/endorsement in a recent interview at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“I will do whatever Bill Murray tells me to,”
“I don’t want to pressure you, but you should do it… And you should have a friend, who’s, like, a guy who has »
- Josh Wilding
Bill Murray is not only in favor of a female-fronted Ghostbusters 3, he's thrown out some casting suggestions, including Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Linda Cardellini, and Kristen Wiig. And now we know Wiig is willing. Some have speculated that Wiig would be an obvious frontrunner for Ghostbusters 3 if Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig does sign on to direct. Yet the former Saturday Night Live star is playing coy, saying "I guess they.re making one from what I hear, which is pretty great." While promoting her new drama The Skeleton Twins, Kristen Wiig sat down with Yahoo, which asked the actress how she felt about being named as a successor to Ghostbuster proton-packs by Dr. Peter Venkman himself. "That.s very flattering," she confessed. Pressed on whether she would say yes if she was offered such a role, Kristen Wiig gave a clear-cut answer: "I will do whatever Bill Murray »
The internet was abuzz earlier this week when Bill Murray suggested a dream team of actresses for that rumored all-female installment of "Ghostbusters 3." Now, Kristen Wiig, who was name-checked by Murray, has reacted to the news -- and seems to be on board with the idea.
While at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting her work in "The Skeleton Twins," Wiig was asked to comment on Murray's ringing endorsement of the actress to take the "Ghostbusters" part. (Murray had called Wiig "so funny" while throwing her name into his picks for the cast list.)
"That's very flattering," Wiig told Yahoo! Movies. "I guess they're making [an all-female 'Ghostbusters'] from what I hear, which is pretty great."
Wiig's "Skelton Twins" co-star, Bill Hader, was also in the room, and tried to convince the actress that she should take the part if offered.
"I don't want to pressure you," Hader told Wiig. "But you should do it. »
- Katie Roberts
"I will do whatever Bill Murray tells me to," Wiig told Yahoo.
Wiig and Hader star together in the upcoming Skeleton Twins.
Watch the trailer for Skeleton Twins below: »
Over the weekend, while Bill Murray was promoting his upcoming dramedy St. Vincent at the Toronto International Film Festival, the original Ghostbuster was asked his thoughts on the idea of an all-girl Ghostbusting team for the impending Ghostbusters reboot. Not surprisingly, he was quite down with the idea. He even listed a number of potential female Ghostbusters that he wants to see strap on a proton pack.
His idea for the perfect cast included St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy, Linda Cardellini, Emma Stone (whom he shared a memorable Ghostbusters moment with in Zombieland) and, of course, Kristen Wiig.
Kristen Wiig arrived in Toronto today, and heard about the casting idea from the press. In town to support her own dramedy The Skeleton Twins with Bill Hader, she commented on Bill Murray's ringing endorsement,
"That's very flattering. I guess they're making one from what I hear, which is pretty great. »
Ghostbusters 3 has been in development hell for most of the adult lives of many of the franchise’s fans. With the passing of Harold Ramis earlier this year, it’s unlikely that a real second sequel to the 1984 classic will ever take place (we’ll have to settle for the Ghostbusters video game, which reunited the original cast), even though Dan Akroyd has been championing the idea for years. Doing the movie without Egon just seems like sacrilege – really, the loss of any of the original three would have been. However, what about a reboot? That’s the Hollywood buzzword of the past few years after all, right?
And what about an all-female reboot? Female-fronted franchises are poised to become the next big cash cow for Hollywood, with an all female version of The Expendables in the works, and now word has it that director Paul Feig is looking at directing an all-female Ghostbusters. »
- Jay Anderson
(Cbr) Although his proton pack isn’t likely to reactivate anytime soon, the erstwhile Peter Venkman still has some thoughts on the future of the "Ghostbusters" franchise. Appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival in support of his new movie "St. Vincent," Murray spoke with The Star about rumors of a "Ghostbusters" reboot from "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig, with the story focusing on a new group of female Ghostbusters. “I’m fine with it,” he said. “I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits, too.” Murray even had some casting suggestions for the new "Ghostbusters", including his "St. Vincent" co-star Melissa McCarthy. “Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny,” he said. “I like this girl Linda Cardellini ("Mad Men") a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.” For her part, »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Captain America 3: With the comic book version of Steve Rogers stepping aside from his duties as Captain America, some have wondered if future Marvel movies will be affected as well. Chris Evans, however, is not ready to give up the shield. "Don’t take my job from me prematurely, dude,” Evans said. “I’m sure it’ll happen at some point, all good things have to come to an end. But I’m really happy playing the character.” So that's that -- for now. [MTV] Ghostbusters: Bill Murray has weighed in on the possibility of an all-female Ghostbusters sequel under the direction of Paul Feig, and he's all in favor of the idea. “I would go to that movie," he said. "They’d probably have better outfits...
- Peter Martin
Perhaps you've heard the rumors that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig may be directing an all-female reboot or spin-off of the Ghostbusters franchise. Bill Murray has too, and in an interview with the Toronto Star, the comedy legend named four actresses he thought could shine in such a film. First up, Melissa McCarthy, Murray's costar in the film St. Vincent, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. "Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny - god, she's funny! … I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there. »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
He said, "Kristen Wiig is so funny-God, she's funny!"
It remains to be seen who will be cast, but Murray is confident that the movie can’t go wrong with any of these choices saying, "There are some funny girls out there."
Luckily for us »
Is Ghostbusters 3 finally going to become a real thing? Well, if it does, then it won’t feature Ghostbusters I & II director Ivan Reitman at helm, nor does it seem likely that any members of the original Ghostbusters team will play a significant role in the film. A fresh start could be exactly what the thirty-year old comedy/supernatural horror franchise needs at this point, after the passing of series costar/co-writer Harold Ramis and the sheer amount of time that’s gone by since the last film installment.
- Sandy Schaefer
Step aside, boys: it's time for the funnyladies to shine in Tinsel Town. At least, if the movie biz is in the hands of Bill Murray. After Bridesmaids director Paul Feig became the frontrunner to direct the Ghostbusters reboot with sources telling The Hollywood Reporter that the long-awaited third chapter will focus on female Ghostbusters, Bill Murray, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in the hit 1984 flick, was asked about his thoughts in regards to the follow-up film as well as his feelings about watching ladies battling spirits on the big screen. "It sounds great to me," he told Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz. "It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that »
If I possessed any Photoshop prowess, I would so add a proton pack or two onto the shoulders of the ladies pictured above. But for now, you'll just have to use your imagination. That's exactly what Bill Murray is doing, when asked who he would like to see lead the rumored all-female cast of Ghostbusters 3. The actor, while himself not keen on returning to the franchise, seems tickled by the idea of having a group of strong female comediennes take over.
"I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits, too," Murray told The Star. When asked if he had any suggestions for who they should cast, the actor was quick to chime in. "Melissa (McCarthy) would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny!" said the comedy legend, naming two of the stars of Paul Feig's Bridesmaids. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Believe the rumour mill, and the current plan for the next Ghostbusters film is to bring in a female lead cast, and for Paul Feig to direct the movie. And chatting to Toronto Star, Bill Murray - who has resisted Ghostbusters 3 - seems quite keen on the idea.
"I'm fine with it. I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits too".
So who would he pick for a female Ghostbusting team? His co-star in the upcoming movie St Vincent, Melissa McCarthy, for one. "Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny". More? "I like this girl Linda Cardinelli a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there".
It does sound as though Murray has come up with a Paul Feig-centric castlist there, »
Over the weekend, Bill Murray shared a few thoughts on the reports that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) is looking to direct an all-female team of Ghostbusters for the long-in-development Ghostbusters 3, stating that it’s a “grande idea” and that he “would watch it.” Now he’s went a step further, offering up some casting suggestions for the female-led reboot…
“Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster,” said Murray, referring to his St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy. “And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny! I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”
McCarthy then went on to express her interest, although she denied that she had been approached about a role: “I think that somebody is really trying to do it, but nobody has talked to me about it. Listen, if the people I think are doing it are doing it, »
- Gary Collinson
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