Melissa McCarthy Will Join 'Ghostbusters' Reboot if Schedule Allows
Though there have been plenty of casting suggestions as to who should fill out the female cast of Bridesmaids director Paul Feig's reboot of Ghostbusters, one of the most likely names that would be cast was that of Melissa McCarthy. The actress got a huge big screen break with her supporting role in Bridesmaids, and she was one of the leads in Feig's cop comedy The Heat, not to mention leading his forthcoming spy comedy, appropriate titled Spy (formerly known as Susan Cooper). Now THR has learned that she's in early talks for a Ghostbusters role, but the problem in finalizing a deal might lie in scheduling.
The hurdles that need to be overcome include her schedule on the CBS comedy series "Mike & Molly," and also a new comedy at Universal called Michelle Darnell, to be directed by her husband Ben Falcone, which was just slated for an April 8th, 2016 release by the studio. But right now, talks are underway to try to make the schedule work so she can shoot Ghostbusters in June. I'm really torn on McCarthy's involvement in the reboot, because she can undoubtedly be funny, but her rough-around-the-edge schtick has gotten old really quick, so I hope she can bring something new to the table if this works out for her.
As of now, McCarthy is the only one who seems to be in early talks for the role. Though names like Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Rebel Wilson have all been mentioned to have meetings about roles in the film. The trade also notes that "Workaholics" and 22 Jump Street star Jillian Bell and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong are supposed to meet with Feig sometime soon to discuss the film as well. At this point, it's anybody's guess as to who will actually end up in this reboot, but we're more concerned with the script right now, and hope this will be worth our time.