BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Once I got over my little hissy fit and actually thought about it, I realized something. This wasn’t a bad idea. In fact, it might be a pretty good idea. And not just for one reason, but five.
With the new Ghostbusters cast announced, perhaps now's a good time to catch up with one of the project's biggest adversaries... Ernie Hudson himself. But beware, for his latest update might surprise you.
Earlier today, Sony Pictures delivered rather huge news about the Ghostbusters reboot, announcing that they had officially signed deals with four actresses to play the lead roles in the movie. What the big reveal lacked, however, were any kinds of details about the characters that each of the ladies will play. Now those details have started to come out.
Who ya gonna call? Paul Feig finally revealed who he dialed up to star in his all-female Ghostbusters reboot, and the choices are incredibly exciting, and funnier than you’d ever imagined.
What happens when you turn Melissa McCarthy into a secret agent? Pretty much exactly what you’re envisioning in your head right now. After much talk, the first trailer for Spy, the comedienne’s new movie with her Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig, has landed online in both a family friendly green-band trailer and a not-so appropriate red-band version.
Among the rumors and the hacked e-mails, it is now finally confirmed that Melissa McCarthy is seriously in the running to star in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.
If you're a fan of Paul Feig's work on such films as Bridesmaids and The Heat, then you're going to be surprised with his take on Ghostbusters for two reasons: it's going to be very scary, yet not so sweary.
A leaked plot for Ghostbusters 3 is so perfect we should all start praying now that it will still happen.
The Sony Pictures hack has already revealed that the top five contenders for the female leads in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot are Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Lizzy Caplan and Jennifer Lawrence - but now new details are surfacing about the availabilities for male actors in the project.
Among the leaked drama that has been flooding the internet due to the recent Sony hacking scandal, one exchanged e-mail discussed a legal suit over the new Ghostbusters film and Bill Murray’s involvement.
Amidst the chaos that has formed from the Sony hacking scandal some interesting information has been leaked that drops some big names for the casting of Ghostbusters 3.
The multi-talented actress already has two franchises to her name in The Hunger Games and the X-Men series. When she isn’t lending her powers to a tentpole, she’s contending for Oscars in a David O. Russell drama like American Hustle or Joy. But her name is now in the Ghostbusters conversation, mainly because she put it there.
We know that Bill Murray is all for a female Ghostbusters movie. And we now know that Ernie Hudson’s kind of opposed. I can’t wait for Dan Aykroyd to comment on the new film. His is the next shoe to drop.
Right after The Heat hit, the team got together on an idea for a sequel, and Katie Dippold actually went the distance in writing a screenplay for it. Done deal, right? Not according to Paul Feig.
If they are starting over from scratch with a screenplay, it might take some time. But it all sounds official. What do you think?
Now, some people are opposed to Ghostbusters 3 out a sheer distaste for reboots and sequels, especially long-delayed ones that have the original cast avoiding them like the plague. That I totally understand. But others have a specific brand of rage about this latest news, and it's sinister.
Paul Feig has been on a bit of a roll in the last few years. While his foray into feature filmmaking was the poorly-received Unaccompanied Minors, in 2011 he silenced all critics with the hit Bridesmaids. Not only was that movie a blockbuster success - pulling in $288 million globally on a reported $32.5 million budget - he followed it up with The Heat, which performed on the same high level (making $229 million on a $43 million budget).
Big musical numbers aren’t what we’ve come to expect from Feig, who has spent most of his career directing movies heavy with funny dialogue and situation-based comedy, but his movies have gotten bigger in scope over the last few years, and this spot makes me wonder if he could tackle a comedy musical that could grab parts of the audience that usually doesn’t go for such things.
Comediennes Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin play loudmouths Beth and Gina respectively, and brought a world of wild improvisation to the set that really made an impression on Feig, who'd previously worked with the pair on their Showtime pilot Ronna & Beverly back in 2012.
I’m sure there are many of you out there who felt the same drilled-out feeling deep in the pit of your stomachs when it was announced that Twentieth Century Fox Animation was putting together a big screen version of Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts comic strip. Perhaps most of you will join me in feeling waves of relief now that The Heat director Paul Feig has signed on to oversee the project and serve as a producer.
Feig is writing the screenplay himself, and it's been said that Martin Campbell's Casino Royale served as a bit of inspiration to him in the scripting. Melissa McCarthy is set to play the titular character, and earlier this week it was reported that her Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne is in talks for a role as well.
The script is being written by Feig, who will also serve as a producer on the project, but specific details about the plot have not yet been released. The director said that he was inspired to make the film by Martin Campbell's Casino Royale, and while the movie will be a comedy it won't be a spoof.
The event itself was a total delight, with Feig sharing his ardent enthusiasm for his comedy smash hits (Bridesmaids and The Heat ), as well as dishing out details on upcoming projects with Topher Grace, Channing Tatum and Jason Statham alongside cocktails and fancy courses like pineapple carpaccio, which is apparently a thing
Feig and McCarthy first collaborated on Bridesmaids in 2011 and got rave reviews for their work together, which led them to reteam on The Heat earlier this year. Obviously the director and the star enjoy working with one another, but right now the only thing that might stand in the way of their next project is McCarthy's commitments to her CBS television series Mike & Molly.
Not only has it won critical praise, but also the R-rated buddy cop caper has proved a big hit for Fox, banking more than $150 million worldwide to date. With numbers like that, a sequel seems a no-brainer, but one half of the funny film’s leading ladies isn’t quite on board with for bringing back The Heat.