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After years of toiling away in nameless bit parts like “Sky King Waitress” in Disney’s The Kid (2000) and thankless supporting parts in rom-coms like The Back-Up Plan (2010), Melissa McCarthy finally broke out as a big screen star in Bridesmaids (2011). Since then, she’s been on a career roll, acting in such box office hits as Identity Thief (2013) with Jason Bateman and The Heat (2013) with Sandra Bullock. This summer, however, McCarthy set out to test her box office mettle without the help of a big name costar – well, at least not one made obvious in the film’s marketing materials – with Tammy, another middling, low-brow comedy hit. Written and directed by Ben Falcone, a.k.a. Mr. Melissa McCarthy, Tammy tells the story of a down-on-her-luck young woman (McCarthy) who, in one single, very bad day, loses her job, her car, and her cheating husband. In the angry aftermath, Tammy »
- Harrison Pierce
Are you following Charlie Mortdecai aka @PartTimeRogue on Twitter? How clever and charming! The spy comedy is back with a vengeance in 2015 for better or worse and two of them are arriving in in the first two months of the year. You’ve got Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” on February 13th and “Mortdecai” starring Johnny Depp as a bumbling, but dashing and dapper version of James Bond arrive just two weeks earlier in January (later in the year “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig will unveil “Spy” with Melissa McCarthy). Here’s the synopsis: Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost »
- Edward Davis
Guess we know who we're inviting to our next party! After performing on Saturday Night Live, Harry Styles didn't exactly know what to expect when he headed to the show's official after-party with the cast and crew. But low and behold, guess who else was in attendance? Kristen Wiig! After making a surprise appearance during Weekend Update with Fred Armisen, the Bridesmaids star and SNL alumna decided to have a little fun with the One Direction member. Cue the music: These two are ready to dance! As soon as Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' classic hit "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" begins playing, the twosome immediately pump up the crowd with their »
As seen in this Instagram, the two got down and sang along to the song we all know so well from Dirty Dancing, "(I've Had) The time of My Life."'
They also posed for this adorable snap together.
Before the duo hit the town, they both sang on SNL.
Wiig crashed the host Amy Adams' monologue and sang "We Need a Little Christmas" and spread some hilarious holiday cheer.
This is not the »
Kristen Wiig is taking the road less traveled, and after a bumpy start, it's starting to show signs of life. Most former "Saturday Night Live" standouts either head to Hollywood to make as many studio comedies as they can or try to fashion a comedy series on TV. Wiig exploded — and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay — in Paul Fieg's blockbuster "Bridesmaids," but for the most part she's been exploring her range in indies such as "Girl Most Likely," "Hateship Loveship" and "Welcome to Me." Whether or not it's a deliberate strategy, it's paid off with Craig Johnson's "The Skeleton Twins." The dramedy reunited Wiig with her former "SNL" co-star Bill Hader as siblings who, after years of semi-estrangement, need each other more than ever. The duo earned raves for their performances, but neither has made a significant mark on the awards season this year. The good »
- Gregory Ellwood
Yesterday we heard some plot details for Paul Feig’s upcoming all-female Ghostbusters remake, and now the latest round of Sony leaks has given us some insight into Ivan Reitman’s original plans for Ghostbusters III, which stem from an email last year from the director, which was sent to Sony co-chariman Amy Pascal and concerned the second draft of the script.
Titled Ghostbusters: Alive Again, the film would have focussed on Ray (Dan Aykroyd), Egon (Harold Ramis) and Winston (Ernie Hudson) passing the torch to a younger team of Ghostbusters which included ‘Chris’, the son of Bill Murray’s Peter Venkman (who is assumed to be Oscar, Venkman’s son with Sigourney Weaver’s Dana Barrett).
For the role of Chris, Reitman said that he had met with Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) but stated that he was “unsure” about the casting. »
- Gary Collinson
Today's story brought to you courtesy of the "Guardians of Peace", aka the anonymous group that hacked Sony, brings news surrounding Sony's new Ghostbusters film with details peppered throughout a variety of reports. As you probably know, Paul Fieg (Bridesmaids) is attempting to put together an all-female team of ghost hunters, but we'll get to the ladies in just one second as today's story begins with a seemingly abandoned idea from a couple of rising Hollywood actors as well as an actor interested in starring in the reboot. Michael De Luca, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, told Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, news that Ryan Gosling was interested in the project while also adding Feig wants Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone for the project. In addition to that, The Daily Beast reports Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Lizzy Caplan have also shown interest in what is described as »
- Brad Brevet
A little earlier today, we heard about plans for a possible Ghostbusters spinoff which would star Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: Retaliation). However, another leaked set of emails - this time between Sony boss Amy Pascal and Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig - reveal a ton of new details about the planned reboot featuring a female team of Ghostbusters. According to Vulture, humans know nothing about ghosts in this world because they haven't made their presence felt as of yet. It's when the movie's villain (a convicted murderer the director envisions being played by Peter Dinklage) is turned into a ghost after his electric chair execution is hit by what they call "a supercharged electrical storm" that things change because he gains the ability to raise an army of ghosts, many of whom could be well-known historical "villains". As you might imagine, this leads to »
Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is currently developing an all-female Ghostbusters reboot for Sony Pictures, and it seems like most fans of the franchise aren't too excited about it. I do have some interesting news that might spark some interest in you, though. Channing Tatum is looking to do a spin-off of this new reboot that would star himself and Chris Pratt, which is something I would actually like to see!
According to emails that the Daily Beast has gone through, Tatum pitched Sony executives on the idea. This is what he had to say about the franchise as a whole:
“Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a Huge Batman Begins Movie. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. Come Oonnnn!!!”
I have to say, I love Tatum's enthusiasm. It seems like he »
- Joey Paur
Now before you get all confused, let's just reiterate the fact that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is working on a reboot of Ghosbusters with The Heat writer Katie Dippold, and it will have an all-female cast of paranormal investigators this time. So how is it possible that these three male stars could end up busting ghosts? Well, there's two very different prospects here. First of all, Sony Pictures wants Ryan Gosling to take a role in their developing Sinister Six (though who knows if that will even get off the ground), but the Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad star has expressed interest in the Ghostbusters reboot instead. The Daily Beast has been sifting through e-mails acquired from the ongoing hack of Sony Pictures, and one e-mail from Amy Pascal to Michael De Luca (co-president of production) indicates that Gosling's manager is interested in the one key male role that will be in Ghostbusters. »
- Ethan Anderton
Who you gonna call? Not just Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Rebel Wilson & co, apparently. After years of false starts, Sony's development of a third "Ghostbusters" movie took a new lease of life this year, as "Freaks & Geeks" and "Bridesmaids" mastermind Paul Feig signed on to develop a new reboot of the seminal '80s supernatural comedy that would focus on a team of female "Ghostbusters." Almost every comedy-minded actress in Hollywood has expressed interest, with reports in recent days that the likes of Stone and Lawrence are being targeted by Feig for the project, while Ryan Gosling is said to be interested in playing the male lead. But Gosling might not be the only A-list dude to be slapping on a backpack, as The Daily Beast's picking at the bones of the Sony leak have revealed that there might be a second "Ghostbusters" project on the way. The idea comes, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
While Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) looks to relaunch Ghostbusters with an all-female reboot, it seems that Sony is already considering expanding the franchise with a spin-off produced by Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War) which would reunite 10 Years stars Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt. The news comes via The Daily Beast, who has uncovered an email from Hannah Minghella, co-president of production at Columbia, which was sent to Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal and reads:
“So… in a curious turn of events – the Russos and Channing want to develop Ghostbusters as a vehicle for Channing and Chris Pratt to do together. The Russos, Channing and Reid have been brainstorming ideas and want to create a whole new mythology that would support multiple movies (the way that Nolan reinvented Batman). To be clear – the Russos want to produce (not direct) and while Channing and Chris are looking for a movie to »
- Gary Collinson
The latest "Sony Hack" details to find their way online pertain to Ryan Gosling, the beloved (and notoriously picky) actor who is apparently very keen to work with the studio after meeting with Amy Pascal. In an email exchange between her and Michael De Luca, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, she asks what projects he's specifically interested in and is told: "It’s Ghostbusters according to Ilene." In another email, it's revealed that there is one male part in the planned reboot and it could be that this is the one Gosling is keen on. It's also reiterated that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig wants Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence for key roles. Pascal however is keen on offering the actor a number of other pars too, and tells a colleague to ask him about both Sinister Six and the Steve Jobs biopic. Gosling was also considered for Doctor Strange and Suicide Squad, »
The Sony Pictures hacking continues to provide information about internal conversations and dealings going on in the studio. Today, we have news about "Ghostbusters 3," including which actresses are being considered to becoming the new team. "Bridesmaids" actress Rebel Wilson recently revealed that she's already met with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) to star in the third "Ghostbusters" film. And according to an email from Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal to Ivan Reitman (director of first "Ghostbusters), such actresses as Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Lizzy Kaplan have all expressed interest in joining the movie. Meanwhile, several lawyers in Sony's legal department have discussed Bill Murray's reluctance to return for "Ghostbusters 3." The plan was "aggressive litigation." Sony wanted to keep things quiet so as not to harm the studio.s reputation by publicly going after a celebrated actor like Murray. »
Rebel Wilson ain't afraid of no ghosts. Paul Feig is set to direct a new, female-led "Ghostbusters" film -- and it looks like she may nab one of those coveted roles. They have a history together, as Feig directed the actress in "Bridesmaids,""I have had a meeting," the "Pitch Perfect 2" star told Matt Lauer on "Today." "I would even do that without the money truck. I'd do that for free. I probably shouldn't say that live on TV." Rumors surrounding a third "Ghostbusters" film have been around for years, although things appear to finally be in motion. In fact, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Shailene Woodley and more stars are offering up their dream female casting for the highly-anticipated flick. With leading ladies like Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks (who chose herself!) in the mix, we can't wait to see who lands the gig. »
- tooFab Staff
Earlier today we brought you the news that Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect 2) had met with Paul Feig for the Ghostbusters reboot. And now we bring word that Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1) has also met with the director about a role.
Speaking with MTV (via Cbm) Lawrence said, “I actually met with the director. I had dinner with him. Yeah I sure did… I will never cross the streams.”
Lawrence and Wilson are the only confirmed names for having met with Feig, but it is assumed that Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (St. Vincent), Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Linda Cardellini (Scooby Doo) are on the shortlist. Well, at least that was original Ghostbuster Bill Murray had on his wish list.
- Luke Owen
Could Rebel Wilson be the first addition to the sure-to-be-awesome cast of "Ghostbusters 3"? Nothing is set in stone yet, but the "Pitch Perfect" star has revealed that she's already met with director Paul Feig about the possibility.
In an interview with "Today" co-host Matt Lauer, Wilson was asked about her "Bridesmaids" director's latest project, and whether she was on board. The actress immediately started singing the tune from Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" theme, joking, "I already know the song. I'm ready."
"Look, I have had a meeting," Wilson continued. "But -- who knows."
Wilson added that she would need to see a script before officially signing on to anything. (Screenwriter Katie Dippold ("The Heat") is reportedly hard at work, but not finished yet.) But her love of the first two films is apparent -- she also name-checks the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man -- and her interest in starring »
- Katie Roberts
Following yesterday's report that Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson has met with director Paul Feig for a role in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Jennifer Lawrence has also revealed that she met with the filmmaker. The actress said during an interview for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 that she had dinner with the filmmaker, but it isn't known if an official offer has been made to join the cast. Very little is known about the story, except that it will feature an all-female cast and that it won't be connected to the original Ghostbusters movies.
Jennifer Lawrence's revelation is just a small part of MTV UK's video compilation of several stars being asked who they want to see star in the new Ghostbusters reboot. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Emma Stone are among the names mentioned by a bevy of actors. Bill Murray himself endorsed this line-up for the project back in September. »
Paul Feig’s take on supernatural comedy franchise, Ghostbusters, doesn’t even have a completed script yet, but speculation surrounding who will bag a role is at fever pitch. The reboot is slated to kickstart the series with an entirely new all-female cast and story, leaving the first two instalments as is, and introducing a new generation of moviegoers to the magic of spook huntin’. With no confirmed cast members at this time, it’s no surprise that the entire world has thrown in their two cents on which actresses should be strapping on proton packs.
During an MTV interview (via Cbm), Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence – among many other starry names – was grilled on who she would select for the honour. In a most surprising turn, she revealed that she had in fact met with Feig over dinner to discuss the possibility of an appearance:
“I actually met with the director. »
- Gem Seddon
Is she ready to save the world? In a word: Yes! Rebel Wilson revealed during an interview with the Today show that she'd totally join the upcoming Ghostbusters all-female cast reboot. Her former Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, after all, is heading up the new project. "I have had a meeting," the Australian actress, 28, told Today's Matt Lauer on Wednesday, Dec. 10. "We may have to look at the script when it's finished." The Pitch Perfect 2 star is such a fan of the comedy that she'd even [...] »
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