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Powerhouse movie producer Will Packer (Think Like A Man, About Last Night) has just sold his fourth series pitch under his company’s Universal Television deal, and it is an as-yet-untitled female buddy-cop show written by Amanda Lasher (Gossip Girl). With Lasher set to executive produce the show along with Packer, NBC have provided the creators with a script commitment.
Ccharacterizedas a “light” female cop show that centres on two Lapd homicide detectives trying to balance “messy” personal lives with their work on terrible crime scenes, the show seems to fall into a particular niche for the network that is currently poorly filled. While female-led drama – across the networks – boasts a vast array of strong characters, having those female characters lead a police-themed show as a pair is almost unheard of. Not since the days of Cagney And Lacey have we seen a cop show in which the female characters »
- Sarah Myles
When it was announced that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) will be directing the upcoming "Ghostbusters" reboot and that it will focus on a female team, it was immediately assumed that Melissa McCarthy would be one of the Ghostbusters. McCarthy is not only one of the most successful comediennes in Hollywood today, but she has done a total of three films with Feig. So if anyone is going to be cast in the "Ghostbusters" reboot, it will likely be McCarthy. The actress recently appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where she revealed that she has yet to be cast. The other guest on the show, Lena Dunham, explained how important the "Ghostbusters" reboot is to Hollywood actresses. "I have to say, since I've heard that rumor, I think every lady in town who fancies herself a jokester wants in." McCarthy currently co-stars with Bill Murray in "St. Vincent." Not long ago, »
Melissa McCarthy and Girls creator/star Lena Dunham both appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier today, where host Ellen DeGeneres suggested that they all be cast in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters that Paul Feig is directing. After Ellen made the initial suggestion, Lena Dunham had this to say.
"I have to say, since I've heard that rumor I think every lady in town who fancies herself a jokester wants in."
After rumors of an all-female Ghostbusters started popping up last month, original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray suggested that his St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy be cast, along with Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone. It was announced earlier this month that Paul Feig is officially directing an all-female version of Ghostbusters, which lead to The X-Files star Gillian Anderson expressing her interest in the project last week.
Of course, no one has been officially cast yet, but »
Lena Dunham expressed interest in landing a role in “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig‘s female-driven “Ghostbusters” reboot while appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” alongside Melissa McCarthy on Monday. “I have to say, since I've heard that rumor I think every lady in town who fancies herself a jokester wants in,” Dunham told DeGeneres, who joked the three of them should “do ‘Ghostbusters’ together.” Also read: Paul Feig's All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Will Be ‘Really Scary’ McCarthy, a “Bridesmaids” star who also led the cast of Feig's 2013 hit “The Heat,” shot down rumors that she is already involved in “Ghostbusters. »
- Greg Gilman
In this Friday’s Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals which DC movies have announced up until 2020 (Justice League, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and more!), dives into the Civil War storyline Marvel have announced for Captain America 3 (Chris Evans) And Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man’s involvement in it, who’s on the studio’s wish list to play Doctor Strange after Joaquin Phoenix has dropped out, all the latest on the Ghostbusters reboot to be directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and much, much more…
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- Oliver Davis
Last week it was announced that Sony is working with Paul Feig to reboot classic 80s comedy Ghostbusters with an all-female cast. We’ve heard from Ernie Hudson on his rather controversial thoughts and now we can hear from Peter Venkman himself Bill Murray on his views on the reboot.
On David Letterman last night, Murray gave some thoughts on an all-female cast saying, “I think it would be swell. I would go watch that one in a second.”
As for casting Murray said, “I think you want to have some funny girls, and you want to have some action girls. I always think of girls I’ve worked with lately… like Melissa McCarthy. She’s very funny. I like Emma Stone, I think she’s funny as heck. I think my friend Linda Cardellini could be an action hero – and funny.”
Murray then went on to ask the audience for suggestions. »
- Luke Owen
After years of setbacks and delays, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward on a new Ghostbusters reboot, which will feature an all-female cast directed by Paul Feig. Our report from last week revealed that this new version will not tie in to the original franchise, which could, ironically, pave the way for original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray to return in a much smaller role.
During an interview with Variety, Bill Murray said he would consider doing another Ghostbusters if the "idea felt fresh." The Heat screenwriter Katie Dippold is currently working on the script with director Paul Feig, but Bill Murray hinted that their script would have to surpass the original, written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd.
"Those guys, Danny and Harold [Ramis], were at the top of their game. They were burning nitro at that moment. Unless you have a really clear vision, you're always trying to recreate that. »
Apparently Sony is very interested in bringing Bill Murray ("Scrooged") back for Paul Feig's female-led Ghostbusters reboot. Ramin Setoodeh from Variety reports: "According to insiders, the studio would jump at the chance to sign (Bill) Murray for either a cameo or supporting role." If Murray does accept a role in the film it would be a bit of surprise as he was such a wrench in past plans for a Ghostbusters 3, he passed on numerous scripts. Though, he was the first former cast member to publicly praise an all-female approach. He even provided his own fan-cast which included: "Melissa McCarthy ("The Heat"), Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids"), Linda Cardellini ("Scooby-Doo") and Emma Stone ("The Amazing Spider-Man"). Below, you can watch a recent MTV interview in which Emma was asked about Bill's recommendation. By the way, this Bill Murray news shouldn't come as much of surprise since Paul Feig told Entertainment »
Paul Feig is working on an all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters” for Sony Pictures, but that doesn’t mean the new film won’t include Bill Murray. According to insiders, the studio would jump at the chance to sign Murray for either a cameo or supporting role. The real challenge will be convincing Murray, who for years has resisted making another “Ghostbusters.”
“The studio gets really crazy about it,” Murray told Variety during a sit-down interview for this week’s cover story. “What they really want to do is resurrect a franchise. The first one was a spectacular movie, one of the greatest movies. The second one was”–Murray makes an unimpressed sound. “It had some movies. It had a few good scenes in it.”
Murray is one of the few actors in Hollywood who can’t be bought. “People say, ‘Bill, you could get so rich!'” Murray says. “I’m ok. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Thanks to "The X-Files," there's no doubt that Gillian Anderson will always be one of the most prominent females in the genre of science fiction. However, since she's not so busy tracking conspiracies, aliens and other strange cases, she's looking to enter the world of the paranormal. Anderson just recently took part in a Reddit Ama (via THR) and was asked whether or not she was interested in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot that's in the works from director Paul Feig and his The Heat writer Katie Dippold. Surely every female actress in Hollywood is hungry for a role in the film, and Anderson revealed that she's no different. In answer to the fans question, Anderson exploded in a fury of excitement and exclamation points, ""Oh My God, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! Start a Twitter petition! I'm free!!!!! I'm free I'm free and I'm funny, »
- Ethan Anderton
Bridesmaids director Paul Feig recently announced he's working on a female-led Ghostbusters movie—and Gillian Anderson wants in. During a Reddit Ama Sunday, one fan asked the X-Files alum if she'd want to be involved in the movie. Her answer was simple: "Paul Feig, cast me now!" she wrote. "I'm free I'm free and I'm funny, goddamnit!" Other stars have casting ideas of their own, though—including Bill Murray, who told the Toronto Star his ideal Ghostbusters cast would be Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, and Emma Stone. Although Feig admitted to EW that Murray's lineup sounds like "an awesome cast, »
- Ariana Bacle
The actress expressed excitement about the reboot project during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session.
When asked a question about the film, she had apparently not heard of it.
"Oh My God, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now!" Anderson wrote.
"Start a Twitter petition! I'm free!!!!! I'm free I'm free and I'm funny, goddamnit!"
Anderson was less enthusiastic when asked if there had been any talks about a third X-Files film.
"Sorta kinda," she wrote. "Keep your ears to the ground."
Bridesmaids director Feig was recently confirmed to be working on the new Ghostbusters film, which will feature an all-female team.
Anthony Stokes on why a Paul Feig-directed all-female Ghostbusters is a bad idea…
Let’s be honest… Ghostbusters hasn’t been good since the original movie. Ghostbusters II is the poster child for subpar mediocre sequels and there’s been talks for years about doing a third movie. My ears perked up when it was rumored Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) would be directing, but since then Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) has signed on to helm an all-female reboot of the franchise. In my opinion, this is a bad idea.
I’ve noticed a string of projects that seem to be getting praised for no other real reason than having a mostly female cast. Orange Is the New Black’s second season was significantly weaker than the first, but it still got the same amount of praise, if not more so. Bridesmaids is »
- Gary Collinson
Now that director Paul Feig has officially signed on to direct an all-female version Ghostbusters, the big question remains who the filmmaker will cast in the reboot. While promoting her new novel A Vision of Fire in a Reddit Ama session, The X-Files star Gillian Anderson revealed that she wants to be a part of this highly-anticipated project. Take a look at what she had to say below.
"Oh My God, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! Start a Twitter petition! I'm free!!!!! I'm free I'm free and I'm funny, goddamnit!"
There have been a number of supporters and detractors of this all-female approach to Ghostbusters over the past few weeks. Original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray offered a number of suggestions last month, including his St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone. However, another original star, Ernie Hudson, spoke out »
Since sci-fi hit The X-Files catapulted Gillian Anderson to a life-changing level of fame, she has remained dedicated to the small screen. As the level-headed Scully in The X-Files, The Fall‘s reserved and stoic Stella Gibson and her recent turn as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier in Hannibal, there’s been a similar vibe to her characters. That’s not to say she’s at her best when playing to type – far from it – but simply that there’s a commonality in her choices. But, it seems Anderson is up for a change of tone, as we’ve learned today that the actress would quite like to tickle your ribs for a role in the upcoming spook reboot, Ghostbusters 3.
The long-gestating sequel to the 80s franchise has finally pushed forward in the last week. We now know that the third instalment will not be a continuation of the original storyline. »
- Gem Seddon
So, Ghostbusters, a much-beloved franchise of TV and film, is to be rebooted. The director, Paul Feig (Freaks And Geeks, Bridesmaids, The Heat) has announced his intention to cast women in the main roles. It's hard to say which one people are more annoyed over, but it's worth making the distinction between the aspects of this film that people are complaining about.
The following are legitimate complaints:
• That Ghostbusters is to be rebooted
The latter is one of those things, really, that happens in entertainment. It's pretty hard to argue against a studio's logic in hiring Paul Feig, based on his critical and commercial record ($288 million box office for Bridesmaids, $230 million for The Heat, good to »
It's been a big week for news regarding the future of the Ghostbusters franchise. It's been officially confirmed that the percolating project at Sony Pictures from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and The Heat writer Katie Dippold will be a hard reboot featuring an all-female team of paranormal investigators (teaser image from Mashable). That means there won't be any ties to the first two Ghostbusters films. In addition, Feig also said yesterday this wouldn't be a remake of the original Ghostbusters, and would have a completely new approach to the concept that wouldn't duplicate the original characters and simply adapt them for female actresses. That means anything is possible. So who do you want to star in the film? Discuss! First up, the folks at Vulture have put together some potential Ghostbusters reboot movie posters featuring some of their picks for the team. They're somewhat tongue-in-cheek picks, but there are some »
- Ethan Anderton
Following on from his confirmation that he and his "The Heat" writer Katie Dippold are completely rebooting the "Ghostbusters" franchise as an all-female team, filmmaker Paul Feig has given a lengthy interview to EW to discuss his plans for the project.
He confirms the new film will be set in contemporary times and will feature the first time the Ghostbusters come together. The idea of doing a complete reboot rather than a refresh/restart is to deliberately separate it from the previous films - that way a whole new take can be done without damaging the legacy of the earlier films:
"I love origin stories. That's my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don't want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, let's just restart it because then we can have new dynamics. I want the technology to be even cooler. »
- Garth Franklin
(Cbr) "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig confirms his female-led "Ghostbusters" movie will be a complete reboot of the beloved comedy franchise. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be room for cameos by the original cast. “I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing” he told EW.com on the heels of the announcement he’ll co-write the film with "The Heat" collaborator Katie Dippold. “I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, let’s just restart it because then we can have new dynamics. I want the technology to be even cooler. I want it to be really scary, and I want it to happen in our world today that hasn’t gone through it so it’s like, oh my God what’s going on?” Beyond that, he said, “everything »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
Yesterday, writer and director (and Freaks And Geeks creator) Paul Feig confirmed on his Twitter account that yep, he was officially working on a new Ghostbusters film. He's set to direct it, and is co-writing the script with Katie Dippold, who penned The Heat (which Feig also directed).
A new interview with Entertainment Weekly has thrown a bit more light on the news too, and for starters, it looks like the long-planned Ghostbusters 3 that Dan Aykroyd and others have been working on for years is a dead project. Feig's film is a reboot of Ghostbusters, which will be led by women.
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