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Feig hints at Miranda Hart and Rebel Wilson roles in Ghostbusters reboot

May 31st, 2015 by Marc Comments


More talk about the Ghostbusters reboot folks. 

Excited? No? Good… let’s go, then.

Ok, firstly, Melissa McCarthy, speaking at the Dublin premier of her new movie, Spy, with Ghostbusters director Paul Feig, has said she’s not nervous about the role: “I can’t be going in with a better cast and Paul Feig at the helm of it. I think it’s going to be really fun and I think people are going to love it,” the actress said.

Feig himself though is feeling some pressure (well he’s about to totally undo the 30 year history of one of the world’s favourite stories/franchises so it’s understandable we suppose) and said: “Of course I am (feeling the pressure). We start in three weeks!

“We just try to write the funniest thing we can [doesn’t fill us with any sort of confidence]. I’ve got this amazing cast – these four women who are so funny and we just try to tell a great story and do enough nods to the original that we are making it our own,” he said.

However, on the plus side (sort of), he did say that despite his earlier comments (here), we would hear the theme tune: “It’s going to be very funny. And odds are, you’ll hear THAT song.”

He also added to more potential names to the cast – em, it’s only a few weeks from filming, shouldn’t he know who’s in it by now?. Loving the performance of Miranda Hart in Spy, Feig said: “I’ll have to find somewhere for Miranda. She’s so great. There are other parts definitely”.

Oh, and he hinted that there’s a role for Rebel Wilson too. Great, huh?

Harold Ramis must be spinning in his grave.

The all-female Ghostbusters reboot will be released in 2016.

Source: Irish Examiner

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….