December 11, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence Also Met About GHOSTBUSTERS, Everyone Waiting On Finished Script
Sony really seems to be aiming-high for the new cast of Ghostbusters. Just yesterday it was revealed that rising comedian Rebel Wilson has talked to the director about taking a role. Now, a funny casting Q&A video from MTV UK had Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) confirm she also met with director Paul Feig. Of course, everyone is still waiting-on a completed script from writer Katie Dippold, but this all sounds promising. Jennifer also charmingly admits not even knowing their was a second film, I'm sure Bill Murray would have a giggle to that comment.
We should be expecting a cast of at least four-five ladies (if not more), there are plenty of roles to go around in the reboot. Stacking the lineup with Jennifer, Rebel and Emma Stone would be wonderful. This sort of speaks to Sony pursuing younger actors for the leads. Hitting their demographic as hard as they possible can with actors from Spider-Man, Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect. Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are still assumed to be apart of it, but it's still early and everyone in the mix are waiting for a script.
I'm a bit shocked we haven't seen more diverse casting choices. I'd love to see actresses like Mindy Kaling (Mindy Project) or Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) considered as well. Since, this seeming doesn't reflect a modern Manhattan, if they are still setting the film there.