It was revealed last year that Ghostbusters was set for some reboot-treatment from Hollywood and rumours are starting to emerge regarding the new female cast.
Melissa McCarthy has reportedly entered talks to re-team with Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig for his upcoming remake. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, although the article makes it clear that McCarthy’s involvement is far from a done deal due to her upcoming commitments to her TV show Mike & Molly and other film projects. If all goes according to plan, however, Ghostbusters will begin shooting this June.
A remake of director Ivan Reitman’s 1984 comedy classic, Feig’s take on the property is said to be targeting a scarier tone that will not maintain any continuity with the original film or its 1989 sequel (or the surprisingly continuity-heavy animated series “The Real Ghostbusters,” for that matter).
Back in September, original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray revealed his own “fan cast” for a female-driven franchise reboot, which included McCarthy in addition to Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Linda Cardinelli (Freaks and Geeks, Mad Men) and Emma Stone (The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man).