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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
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
When the time comes for Paul Feig to finally make his decision on which actresses he’s going to pick to play the spook hunters in the Ghostbusters reboot, he’s not going to be short of names. Since the announcement citing Feig and The Heat writer Katie Dippold as the creatives behind the movie, a slew of actresses’ names have been thrown into the sorting hat. Some have been self-nominated (Gillian Anderson), and the rest have surfaced through speculation and interviews (Rebel Wilson.)
After yesterday’s discovery that Jennifer Lawrence had also met with Feig for dinner to discuss a role, it seems that her casual joking about the subject might have been to mask her excitement for the part. In yet another revelation from the Sony hacking incident (via Indiewire), a set of e-mails between Sony honcho Amy Pascal and original Ghostbusters director/producer Ivan Reitman emerged. In their exchange, »
- Gem Seddon
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. »
Something strange could be coming to the neighborhood in the form of an all- female Ghostbusters crew. And frankly, I’d like to see that!
‘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.’
This would be the second collaboration between Wilson and Feig, who previously worked together on the 2011 smash-hit comedy Bridesmaids. Feig is also currently writing the reboot with its original creator Dan Aykroyd and The Heat co-writer Katie Dippold.
Who would you like to see team up with Rebel Wilson in the Ghostbuster reboot?
Source: The Today Show »
- Sacha Hall
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
Speaking on The Today Show, Wilson said: "Look, I have had a meeting, but who knows? They have to look at the script when it's finished."
She went on to say that she wants to work on the film so much that she would do it for free.
"I would even do that without the money truck. I'd do that for free," she said, before adding: "I probably shouldn't say that live on TV."
After learning of the proposed sequel, Gillian Anderson also expressed an interest in starring, saying that she »
She's next to be seen in Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, and she's already wrapped in next summer's surefire hit, Pitch Perfect 2. And after that? As widely expected, Rebel Wilson looks like she's on the list for the new Ghostbusters movie.
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Freak & Geeks) is directing the film, and is developing it at the moment. It's no secret that he's after a female lead cast for Ghostbusters too, and Wilson, chatting to Today, confirmed that "I have had a meeting".
She's not saying too much more than that. "But who knows?", she added. "They will have to look at the script when it's finished", admitting that if the job offer came in, "I'd do that for free »
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, »
For years and years, as Sony Pictures tried to get Ghostbusters 3 off the ground, I maintained that the film would never actually happen. It seemed too impossible that all of the right pieces would align to make a worthwhile follow-up, especially since Sony had been trying to develop a solid script for a long while. And then Paul Feig came to the rescue. The studio approached the Bridesmaids director about the Ghostbusters property, and after taking some time to think on it, he came back with a unique take: reboot the franchise with a female-led cast. This really seems like the best possible approach to a new Ghostbusters movie, and with Feig leading the charge as director (working with his The Heat scribe Kate Dippold on the screenplay), the series finally appears to be in good hands. As soon as word surfaced that a Feig-led, all-female Ghobusters reboot was being developed, »
- Adam Chitwood
Ever since it was confirmed that Paul Feig is directing an all-female Ghostbusters reboot, fans have wondered who will be cast. There have already been several names bandied about, most from original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray, who revealed in September that he would like to see Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone and Linda Cardellini in the reboot. While no cast members are officially in place yet, Rebel Wilson, who starred in Paul Feig's Bridesmaids, revealed on the Today show that she has taken a meeting for Ghostbusters.
"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, because I'd do that for free. I probably shouldn't say that live on TV."
Earlier this year, it was announced that Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig and The Heat scribe Katie Dippold would be strapping on their proton packs for the next Ghostbusters movie. Except, the third supernatural comedy based around the nerdy ghost hunters won’t be a direct sequel. Instead, it will be a complete reboot. This means a fresh slate for the series, with an all-female cast leading the ghostly brand into the modern age. Feig’s intentions are to leave the first two ’80s flicks well alone, which, has stirred an unfavourable opinion from one franchise veteran, but much excitement from the rest of the planet.
At this point, no casting announcements have been made. However that hasn’t stopped discussion surrounding who might land a part in the film. One of the first commentators was none other than Peter Venkman himself, Bill Murray, who suggested that Emma Stone, Linda Cardellini, »
- Gem Seddon
It’s almost the year 2015, and the bold new vision of the future includes a female Ghostbuster. Or rather “Ghostbusters.” Yes, in case you forgot your misplaced outrage or the petition you signed, “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig is rebooting the franchise, meaning it will have nothing to do with the original trilogy and its characters, and it’s going to be an all-female cast. No cast has been announced yet—though Bill Murray offered suggestions like Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, and Emma Stone—but Feig’s already worked with a ton of talented women in “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” and the upcoming “Spy,” which reteams him with Rose Byrne and McCarthy. So, will Feig tap into this pool of funny women for “Ghostbusters”? That’s the conventional wisdom, and in a Today Show interview for “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” Rebel Wilson, who co-starred “Bridesmaids,” revealed »
- Edward Davis
TV Picks: Canton, Massachusetts native Bill Burr is firmly in bed with Netflix, with “F Is for Family,” an animated series flavored by his stand-up, along with his FX pilot “Pariah” going into production next week.Now, many fans of the coming “Better Call Saul” have fingers and toes crossed we will see him reprise the delicious con artist Kuby from “Breaking Bad.” Jonathan Banks as Mike is back, and adding Bill Burr would be a huge bonus.Throwback gem: Burr’s ‘Southie’ family dinner moment in 2013 film “The Heat” literally stole the film from under the leading ladies, Sandra Bullock and […] »
- April Neale
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Aaugh! You’re a good man, Charlie Brown, but Twentieth Century Fox pulled the football out from under you and announced the voice casting for The Peanuts Movie.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the cherished “Peanuts” gang will make their long awaited big-screen debut in stunning state of the art 3D animation.
Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.
The Peanuts Movie flies into theaters everywhere on November 6, 2015. That year marks the 65th anniversary of the debut of the “Peanuts” comic strip and the 50th »
- Michelle McCue
20th Century Fox has officially announced the voice cast for their upcoming animated adventure The Peanuts Movie. Producer Paul Feig revealed the actors that will be playing the iconic Peanuts characters on his personal Twitter account, which was followed by an official press release from the studio. The voice cast is made up of mostly unknowns, with all of the actors being age appropriate, as is the tradition for previous Peanuts animated specials and series. The full cast rundown is included here, along with more information about the release:
Aaugh! You're a good man, Charlie Brown, but Twentieth Century Fox pulled the football out from under you and announced the voice casting for The Peanuts Movie today. The Great Houndini reports, "It was a dark and stormy night..."
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the cherished Peanuts gang will make their long awaited big-screen debut in stunning »
The 44-year-old mother of two has a slew of box office hits to her name (including The Heat and Identity Thief) and scored an Emmy in 2011 for her work in Mike & Molly, but now she tells Women’s Wear Daily that she once thought she’d be a clothing designer. Promoting her new fashion line, McCarthy said that the new collection takes her “back to how I thought I’d make my living.”
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The Oscar-nominated star will be releasing a new collection in partnership with Gerard Guez’s Sunrise Brands. The designs will reportedly be a reinterpretation of the company’s already existing Seven7 line.
Even with an incredibly busy schedule, Melissa says she’ll be involved in the process every step of the way.
"I told them »
Melissa McCarthy is the female version of Kevin Hart: either you love her or you really, really f*cking hate her. Aside from a break-out supporting role in Bridesmaids, McCarthy has managed to essentially play the same role over and over again in movies like The Heat and Tammy. After a while, the schtick gets old and then you enter the Adam Sandler/Jim Carrey realm of safe, family films. On that note, McCarthy has teamed with Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy to develop a »
- Alex Maidy
Since she broke through with Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy has been tearing it up with comedies like Identity Thief, The Heat, and Tammy. Now the funny lady is going to bring her box office prowess to a new interpretation of Peter Pan's pixie sidekick Tinkerbell. Deadline reports Fox has bought the rights to make the untitled Tinkerbell project, which will have Melissa McCarthy in the starring role as the iconic and feisty fairy. The comedy will be penned by Nicholas Stoller, the scribe behind such raunchy laffers as Get Him To The Greek and Sex Tape, as well as a co-writer on The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted. Night at the Museum trilogy helmer Shawn Levy is on board to direct. McCarthy and Levy will both pull double-duty as producers on the project. You might suspect that like most other incarnations of Tinkerbell tales, McCarthy's version will be animated. Well, that's »
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