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Melissa McCarthy IS in talks for Ghostbusters 3…

January 10th, 2015 by Marc Comments


It’s hardly a surprise, but it looks like Melissa McCarthy is in talks for a role, possibly the lead, in Ghostbusters III.

Apparently the actress is in early talks with with Columbia to lead the cast of the reboot directed by Paul Feig who she has worked with on Bridesmaids and the Heat and the just finished Spy. It’s also known that her St Vincent co-star, and original Ghostbuster, Bill Murray is very supportive of the idea of her strapping on a proton pack.

However, it seems it may be a bit more complicated because McCarthy has commitments to TV series Mike & Molly and several movies already lined up so her schedule is pretty hectic and fitting in Ghostbusters might be a bit tough; also more creative (?) talks are needed before she agrees.

In other Ghostbusters news, it seems that, according to the report, the previously rumoured Rebel Wilson and Jennifer Laurence are off the list, however Emma Stone is thought to be free while filming is happening, so she may well still be a possibility for casting.

Another two names have become attached in the form of 22 Jump Street and East Bound and Down’s Jillian Bell and Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong who are both due to meet with Feig (and are both pictured below).

The inclusion of these two and the possibility of Stone still being a ‘maybe’ is a glimmer of hope in an otherwise grim prospect.

Source: THR

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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….