Rebel Wilson Has Met with Paul Feig About 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

December 11, 2014
Source: Today

Rebel Wilson

Now that we know Columbia Pictures is actively developing a reboot of Ghostbusters from director Paul Feig and his The Heat writer Katie Dippold with an eye towards an all-female cast, there's no doubt that pretty much every actress in Hollywood probably wants in on that gig. Therefore, we're not surprised to hear from an interview on "Today" with Rebel Wilson that she has met with her Bridesmaids director about potentially starring in the film. Matt Lauer asked about the prospect and the Pitch Perfect star said, “I have had a meeting. But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished… I’d do that for free."

Of course, having a meeting doesn't always mean something significant. Considering the fact that the script is still being written, it's more than likely that Feig is just meeting with actresses he's interested in to make the writing process, if characters are intended for certain people, that much easier. But even then, there's no guarantee that any of the stars that may meet with Feig will end up in the film, because they all want to see a script first. Bill Murray himself offered some names for the cast, but it'll be awhile before we find out who will actually star in the film, assuming that it actually gets a greenlight.

As for Wilson's potential casting, I can't say that I'm thrilled. Much like Melissa McCarthy's work following her breakthrough in Bridesmaids, as a comedic actress, Wilson hasn't shown any range, and pretty much plays the same character in every movie. Don't get me wrong, she can be downright hilarious, but I don't think she's all that great of a choice for a Ghostbusters movie. My vote still goes for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey combined with some younger stars like Emma Stone and Mindy Kaling, but as we've established before, there are tons of possible combinations of actresses for this flick. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Agree with the last paragraph about Wilson, but I don't want Tina, Amy, or Emma either. Mindy maybe. I've never seen her show but she seems more fitting for this awful idea. Actually I could maybe accept Tina in an Egon-like role, but I would prefer Amy not be there also.

OfficialJab on Dec 11, 2014


I will only care to see Rebel Wilson in the movie if she is the villain they are try to chase

Avi Zimmerman on Dec 11, 2014


Cool a female Slimer! I can get with that - Rebel would be a perfect Slimer!

shane willett on Dec 11, 2014


Oh Hell Yeah!

DAVIDPD on Dec 11, 2014


Tina Fey and Amy Pohler are great - they both scientists like Egon and Ray and they need to hire non scientific minds of people to help. Are they casting this to be racially the same. Cause the only other woman i can think of Maya Rudolph as Winston and if you use her you have to go with Kristen Wigg as a Peter Vankmen - just make it Ghostbusters 3 : Ghosts of NBC's Bridesmaids

shane willett on Dec 11, 2014


Wilson over the other fat slob.

DAVIDPD on Dec 11, 2014

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