December 11, 2014
Rebel Wilson Confirms Meeting With Director Paul Feig About GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot
While speaking with NBC's TodayShow Aussie comedic actress Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, Pain And Gain) confirmed taking a meeting with director Paul Feig about a role in his female-led Ghostbusters reboot. Giving the impression she hasn't seen a completed script. It was recently confirmed that Katie Dippold (The Heat, Parks And Rec) would be working on the new script. Wilson had a small role in Feig's Bridesmaids, so I'm sure with her current popularity they wanted to see if they could find her a role.
Sony's "it-girl" Emma Stone (Easy A, Superbad, Zombieland, Amazing Spider-Man, Birdman) has been linked to the film since it was still considered Ghostbusters 3, and other ladies mentioned include Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. Rebel paired with Emma (given the Bill Murray approval), makes this sound like the studio is aiming for a much younger cast. This could attract a younger audience which makes sense since the films are scary but still for kids.