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Paul Feig lining up SNL’s Cecily Strong for Ghostbusters role?

February 18th, 2015 by Marc Comments

movie-news-banner-copyCecily Strong

It looks like Paul Feig is dipping further into the Saturday Night Live talent pool for his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.

With it really looking like current SNL’ers Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are on board and ex-SNL star Kristen Wiig attached, as well as three time host of the show, Melissa McCarthy, it now seems the director has a role in mind for  Cecily Strong (above) as well.

Apparently he and screenwriter Katie Dippold have a role in mind for her specifically with it tipped to be “one of the biggest non-Ghostbuster parts aside from the villain. She’s an authority figure who liaises with our heroines, privately backing their activities and acknowledging their legitimacy, but publicly denouncing the group to the media in order to avoid panic amongst the wider populous.”

This ties into a character Feig talked about some time back (here), when he said: “the Ghostbusters will work for the U.S. government, but, because ghosts don’t officially exist, the government will have to continually disavow their relationship. [They will have] a bureaucratic nemesis who’s “always saying terrible things about them in press conferences and then apologizing to them behind the scenes.” 

Ghostbusters has always had a strong relationship with SNL, with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd being royalty of the show and of course Rick Moranis had hosted the show when the first movie was made.

Ghostbusters is set for release on July 22nd 2016.

Source: Film Divider

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….