Ghostbusters Reboot To Feature All Female Cast?

The remake of the classic horror-comedy is set to get a new female line-up, but who is in the running for the roles?

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 (BridesmaidsThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Linda Cardinelli (Freaks and Geeks, Mad Men) and Emma Stone (The HelpThe Amazing Spider-Man).

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  1. James

    January 14, 2015 at 15:48

    I don’t know how I feel about this. The Ghostbusters movies are some of my favourite movies… But I don’t know why they would make it an all woman cast. I know with Harold Ramis passing away it wouldn’t be right to have an all original cast (obviously except one). Also, trying to get Melissa McCarthy on board is a terrible decision. She is hugely overrated as an actress and a comic. Her last movies have been completely average. I don’t think this franchise should be revisited. Let it be remembered as it was.

    • Mr Charles

      January 14, 2015 at 15:52

      Agreed! Melissa McCarthy is the only one who finds Melissa McCarthy funny IMO. Cult classic sequels or reboots are always a bad idea.

      • James

        January 14, 2015 at 16:40

        Yup, that is completely true. financially I’m sure it makes sense with the rise in Bull Murray’s cult status due to sites like the Chive and his appearance in Zombieland (apart from the fact that he is effing awesome) that they make a new one and get him to do a cameo but there is no way it will be good.

        I suppose that’s the problem when a Studio owns the rights to a franchise as opposed to the writers owning them.

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