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Before Paul Feig came around to reboot the Ghostbusters franchise for a new generation and launch a whole new franchise, there was a direct sequel to the original films that was in development for years. That project will never happen at this point, but some details have surfaced on what that sequel would have entailed.
Screenwriter Etan Cohen (Men In Black 3) completed a second Ghostbusters 3 draft. The film's producer, Ivan Reitman, who was attached to direct the film at the time, sent an email to Sony Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal that contained the second draft, and it reveals the title of the movie and his plan for the cast.
There's not much revealed about the plot, but it would have centered on Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) passing the franchise off to a younger generation of Ghostbusters. Sadly, a month after this email was sent, »
- Joey Paur
Stefanie Scott’s already busy year has just gotten a lot busier with roles in two independent films: Content’s Life At These Speeds and Marvista Entertainment’s Caught. Life At These Speeds centers on a young man (Graham Rogers) who, after his best friends die in an accident, finds that running allows him to remember them perfectly. He soon finds himself caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present. Scott will play the supporting role of Ellie, Kevin’s deceased girlfriend and soulmate, alongside Liana Liberato, Sam Rockwell, Melanie Lynskey, and Billy Crudup. Producers are Tom Butterfield (The Trust) and Scott Alvarez (Down for Life).
Scott plays an unsuspecting mistress who is kidnapped by a housewife (Anna Camp, Pitch Perfect) in thriller Caught. It’s initially intended as a prank to teach the girl a lesson, but events soon spiral out of control. Maggie Kiley »
- The Deadline Team
It's a been a good time to be a Pitch Perfect fan, what with the trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 finally dropping (not to mention the awesome new pictures), and things are about to get a lot better if you love Fat Amy and the gang or know someone who does. We've gathered some aca-awesome gifts for the Pitch Perfect superfan for this holiday season, featuring stuff with the best quotes and a DVD set and soundtrack they probably don't have yet. »
When director-producer Rob Marshall set out to bring beloved musical Into the Woods to the big screen, he brought in the big guns to begin. "I started with Meryl Streep first. That was key. That sort of aligns the stars, and everyone starts to be interested," Marshall tells People. "One of the great things about the piece is that it's a huge cast, so there's a big ensemble and wonderful parts to fill. It was exciting to put the whole team together." Make that the A(-list) team: Johnny Depp (The Wolf), Anna Kendrick (Cinderella), Emily Blunt (The Baker's Wife »
- Jeff Nelson and Mary Green
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
Whilst numerous actresses have expressed a keen interest in joining the cast of the third "Ghostbusters," two ladies seem to have gone further. Both "Hunger Games" heroine Jennifer Lawrence and "Pitch Perfect" star Rebel Wilson appear to have gone further than the online begging and actually had meetings over the film.
Wilson revealed to Today that: "I have had a meeting. But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it's finished... I'd do that for free. I probably shouldn't say that live on TV."
Meanwhile, Lawrence told MTV UK that she had met with the film's director Paul Feig, but it isn't known if an official offer has been made.
Casting is expected to remain in very early stages for some time yet, with the movie likely not going into production until well into next year at the earliest. »
- Garth Franklin
Now that we know Columbia Pictures is actively developing a reboot of Ghostbusters from director Paul Feig and his The Heat writer Katie Dippold with an eye towards an all-female cast, there's no doubt that pretty much every actress in Hollywood probably wants in on that gig. Therefore, we're not surprised to hear from an interview on "Today" with Rebel Wilson that she has met with her Bridesmaids director about potentially starring in the film. Matt Lauer asked about the prospect and the Pitch Perfect star said, “I have had a meeting. But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished... I’d do that for free." Of course, having a meeting doesn't always mean something significant. Considering the fact that the script is still being written, it's more than likely that Feig is just meeting with actresses he's interested in to make the writing process, »
- Ethan Anderton
As you know, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has been developing a Ghostbusters reboot that will feature an all-female cast. I haven’t been a big fan of the concept of this iteration since it was first brought up. The director has been meeting with actresses to fill the roles that he’s created for the movie, and one of the actresses that he has met with is Pitch Perfect co-star Rebel Wilson.
“Look, I have had a meeting, but who knows? They have to look at the script when it’s finished. I would even do that without the money truck. I’d do that for free. I probably shouldn’t say that live on TV.”
I guess she’s one of the actresses that fit the style of »
- Joey Paur
Back when Paul Feig was announced as the director of a new, female-centric Ghostbusters remake, people instantly began looking at his Bridesmaids cast when trying to figure out who he was gonna call. It now looks like the folks that thought along those lines weren't that far off. Rebel Wilson, who appeared in the 2011 comedy hit, has just revealed that she took a meeting with Feig about the project.
"Look, I have had a meeting, but who knows?" Wilson told Matt Lauer on NBC's Today. "They have to look at the script when it's finished," the actress cautioned. But despite not being exactly sure if all the chips will fall into place once the script is done, she couldn't contain her excitement about the possibility. When asked if she was ready for a truck full of money to pull in should she be cast in the film, Wilson declared, "I »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
It sounds like Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson may be getting ready to strap on a proton pack. Today had the chance to chat with the actress, who appears in next week’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and learned that Wilson has been approached for a role in Paul Feig’s…
The post Rebel Wilson Has Met for Ghostbusters Role appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Max Evry
Rebel Wilson, who is best known for playing 'Fat Amy' in the Pitch Perfect franchise, was a guest on the Today show promoting her new movie Night at the Museum : Secret of the Tomb. During the interview, Matt Lauer inquired about Wilson meeting with her former Bridesmaids director Paul Feig for his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which will feature an all-female team. “I have had a meeting,” Wilson revealed. “But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished…" When Lauer asked if they had offered Wilson a "money truck" to be in it, she replied, "I would even do that without the money truck. I'd do that for free. I probably shouldn't say that live on TV." »
Today is a Us TV show that has famous folk talking things they are doing in their famous lives. Pitch Perfect veteran Rebel Wilson was on there recently, and during her interview, she happened to mention that she had met with Sony, her Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and the rest of the Ghostbusters 3 team about the possibility of strapping on a proton pack.“I have had a meeting,” Wilson said. “But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished... I’d do that for free. I probably shouldn’t say that live on TV.”Feig, the director of the women-only spectre-trapping reboot, has previously said that his dream cast would include Melissa McCarthy (another Bridesmaids veteran), Kristen Wiig (another Bridesmaids veteran), Linda Cardellini (perhaps still best known for her work on another Feig project, Freaks And Geeks) and Emma Stone (The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man, »
Before earning globetrotting diva cred and scoring her first Grammy nod, Jessie J was just a student with some killer pipes at the U.K.'s famed Brit School … alongside Adele. "We were in the same year! We used to sing at lunchtime together. Obviously at that time we didn't realize that we'd both [eventually] have music out," the singer, 26, tells People. "But she's amazing. She was always that really bright energy at school." Jessie J says they're still friendly, but with red-hot careers, they don't always have time to connect. "She's wicked, and every time I get a chance, I try and text her, »
- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff
Ghostbusters 3 (can we drop the 3 at this point?) is still gearing up to be an all female reboot/sequel to the iconic comedy series and we have already seen who Bill Murray would cast in the film, but it will really depend on which actresses audiences would pay to see. For instance, Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson is fairly popular right now. What about her? Appearing on The Today Show, Wilson was asked by Matt Lauer about the possibility of a role in Ghostbusters 3. After humming the »
- Alex Maidy
Pics: Disney Stars Sing to Frozen
"They told me an actual 12-year-old [Lilla Crawford] would play Little Red Riding Hood," she told Et at the Into the Woods New York premiere on Monday. "In the show it's a grown woman, so I was like, 'Put me in! I can do it!'"
Based on the Broadway musical, Into the Woods follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, when a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) want to begin a family despite their interaction with a witch (Meryl Streep), who put a curse on them.
"This was a dream come true," said Anna. "When I found out that they were making »
Chicago – December 9th is the 2014 second season premiere of “Ground Floor,” the TBS workplace comedy featuring John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”), plus Skylar Astin and Briga Heelan (seen in the film “Pitch Perfect”). Chicago native Cindy Caponera is a writer and co-executive producer on the show.
In a variation on the “Slobs versus the Snobs” scenario, “Ground Floor” is set in a financial company that features a romance between an occupant of the upper floors – where the master-of-the-universe financial consultants hold court – and a worker on the “ground floor,” where the operations and maintenance crew resides. A big part of the hilarity is provided by John C. McGinley, playing a mentor character as in “Scrubs,” but in a softer and gently funny way. The chemistry between the featured couple, portrayed by Astin and Heelan, provides the conflict between the two parts of the company.
The Second Season of ‘Ground Floor’ Premieres December 9th, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Anna Kendrick is gaining quite the reputation as a songstress. Back in 2012 Kendrick completely wowed me, and just about everyone else in the world, with her vocal work in Pitch Perfect. Just last week we got our first listen at her fantastic rendition of "On the Steps of the Palace" from the upcoming Into the Woods. And now we're getting our first full look at yet another upcoming musical of hers, The Last Five Years. Richard Lagravenese's adaptation of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical covers the entire five year history of Cathy (Kendrick) and Jamie's (Jeremy Jordan) love story. But The Last Five Years isn't quite your typical musical movie. For one thing, the film is sung-through, meaning the story is told almost entirely through music with very little dialogue. It also has an unconventional narrative hook - the story is told from both Jamie and Cathy's point »
- Haleigh Foutch
If the first full-length trailer for The Last 5 Years — the cinematic interpretation of Jason Robert Brown’s eponymous musical — proves anything, it’s that Anna Kendrick has quickly become the unofficial starlet of the modern Hollywood musical. Having caught eyes and turned heads in Pitch Perfect, the actress will be hoping to perform a similar feat when Disney’s Into The Woods arrives over the Christmas holidays.
But after venturing out into the fantastical realms of fairies and princesses, Kendrick will be next seen in Richard Lagravenese’s aforementioned adaptation as Cathy Hyatt, an out of luck actress who falls in love with Jeremy Jordan’s character of Jaime. It’s not radically original by any means, but the footage above hints at the chemistry between the two leading stars, who will see their once-blossoming relationship deteriorate over, you guessed it, the course of five years.
Having premiered at Toronto Film Festival in September, »
- Michael Briers
The bubbly and vivacious Anna Kendrick is quickly becoming the poster girl for stage-to-screen musical adaptations. She shines as Cinderella in Rob Marshall's forthcoming "Into the Woods," kicked ass in "Pitch Perfect" and now stars in "The Last Five Years," which RADiUS grabbed at this year's Tiff. Featuring the smash stage production's original book and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, the film chronicles the rise and fall of a love affair and marriage: Jamie (Jordan) is a novelist, Cathy (Kendrick) a struggling actress, and their story is told through song across different time periods. This looks to be a movie for die-hard musical fans. Reviews out of Toronto were mixed, but Variety wrote, "It's easy to fall in love with Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in this heart-breaking musical two-hander, as they retrace a love affair from opposite ends." RADiUS-twc releases the film stateside on February 13th, 2015, right in time for. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
We've seen in Pitch Perfect, and the trailers for the upcoming Into The Woods, that Anna Kenrick has one hell of a singing voice, but next year will see her really exercise it in The Last Five Years, based on the off Broadway musical of the same name. Directed by P.S. I Love You's Richard Lagravenese, the film charts the romance between Cathy (Kendrick) and Jamie (Jeremy Jordan) as both their careers put pressures on both their lives. Told almost entirely through song, the movie tells each side of the story in reverse: Cathy's side from the end of their marriage, while Jamie's takes us right back to the beginning of their relationship. The first trailer below is absolutely bursting with energy, and this movie should be a must for anybody loves musicals, featuring some fantastic performances from the lead pair. Check it out below. The Last Five »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
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