Melissa McCarthy Will Join 'Ghostbusters' Reboot if Schedule Allows

January 9, 2015
Source: THR

Melissa McCarthy

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.

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Ever since Anderton sayd he doesn't want McCarthy in Ghostbusters reboot, I've just wished she gets the role in the film. I'm such a bastard 😀

Tuomas Lassila on Jan 9, 2015


Also, wouldn't it be time to announce a release date for the film since it seems to be making good progress now? Like for late 2016 or 2017?

Tuomas Lassila on Jan 9, 2015


I'm not crazy about McCarthy. She plays the same, obnoxious role in every film she's been in. I'm not really for a reboot of Ghostbusters to begin with, but since it looks to be a a guaranteed make, I really hope she isn't apart of the cast.

Justin R on Jan 9, 2015


Well this movie is now 100% avoid for me. This woman is a talentless, unfunny hack.

Brian Sleider on Jan 9, 2015


Oh Crap!!!

Miguel Hernandez on Jan 9, 2015


Let's pray for this not to happen. Or if it does let she be Slimer.

DAVIDPD on Jan 10, 2015


A 100% guarantee I won't ever watch it...

Bl00dwerK on Jan 10, 2015


I can 100% guarantee no one cares...

Sky on Jan 11, 2015


AH FOR F**KS SAKES!! I dont find her funny AT ALL! Lost all interest.

Rock n Rollllll on Jan 12, 2015


Yeeah... at this point... I think if I were her manager... I'd advise even her to stay away from this one.

avconsumer2 on Jan 12, 2015

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