News, rumours, and cast predictions have been circulating the internet at increasing speed during 2014 in regards to an all-female reboot of the cult-classic, Ghostbusters (1984).
Despite the yet untitled reboot still in a very early pre-production phase, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, who’s likely to take over the directors chair from Ivan Reitman, has continued to fuel speculation as to the potential cast.
Rumours of a third Ghostbusters film starting to emerge back in 2012, but when news broke earlier this year on the sad passing of Harold Ramis, co-writer and star of Ghostbusters 1 & 2, people started to question how the franchise could continue on without him – not to mention whether it’s stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd would want to.
Now however it seems an all-female cast in Ghostbusters 3 could be a reality, with Bill Murraylending his support to the idea, recently telling thestar.com, “I’m fine with it. I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits, too”.
Two names currently in the running to don the famous overalls are Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiigand Melissa McCarthy, who worked with Paul Feig on the 2011 Oscar-nominated comedy. Other names linked with the film include Hollywood sweethearts Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stonewho, given their recent inclusion on Forbes 10 ‘Most Bankable Stars’ list, could prove to be favorites considering their ability to generate high box-office revenue.