Watching this weekend’s Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show was like the TV version of Where’s Waldo. In every single crowd shot, you’d see the likes of Steven Spielberg and Michael Douglas; even in the skits, you never knew who could pop up, with people like Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper showing up.
Four women who were hard to miss were Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Each comedienne appeared on the show at least once, and some multiple times, making us laugh with their old characters, tributes to their favorite characters and even some current SNL goodness.
Of course, we mention them because those four women also comprise the core cast of Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters, which will hit theaters July 22, 2016. And for the first time since the film was announced, the four main actresses posed for a quick photo on social media. See the new Ghostbusters photo below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Now that we know who’ll be in the new Ghostbusters film — namely, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones — the question is what they’ll be doing in it.
A new report making the rounds offers a slew of new plot info, including character details. Though the new reboot is being described as an “all-female” take, there are in fact a few male roles. And surprise surprise, Paul Feig hopes Bill Murray will consider one of them. Get all the latest Ghostbusters reboot details after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Paul Feig‘s all-female Ghostbusters team is coming together. Among the funny ladies in talks are Feig’s Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, along with current Saturday Night Live players Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
More on the possible Ghostbusters Kristen Wiig casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
At this point, you can just about assume that if Paul Feig is directing it, Melissa McCarthy is starring in it. This year brings their third collaboration, Spy, in which McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who dreams of becoming a field agent. She gets her chance when the other agents become compromised.
The supporting cast includes actors like Jude Law and Jason Statham, whom you’d think would be more at home in a straightforward spy thriller than a goofy spy comedy. But we’re not complaining. Watch the first Spy trailer after the jump. Read More »
It will come as a surprise to no one that Paul Feig is considering Melissa McCarthy as the likely lead for his all-female Ghostbusters team. Though McCarthy has been working for years, with a role on over 150 episodes of Gilmore Girls acting as her first major calling card, it was the Feig-directed Bridesmaids that really made her a major player. The pair have since done two more films: The Heat, and the soon to be released Spy. So McCarthy is at the top of Feig’s list — but scheduling and creative questions still have to be worked out before we’ll see Melissa McCarthy as a Ghostbuster. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
Melissa McCarthy has a knack for playing big personalities, but one of her next roles will be very very small. She’s set to play the fairy Tinker Bell in an untitled new movie directed by Shawn Levy, described as a comedy adventure that’ll bring a new spin to the classic Peter Pan tale. Hit the jump for more details on the Melissa McCarthy Tinker Bell project. Read More »
The second rumors began circulating of an all-female Ghostbusters, the first person people though of was Melissa McCarthy. The Bridesmaids star is the most popular female comedic actress out there right now and her inclusion seemed like a forgone conclusion. That got even more likely when her frequent collaborator, Paul Feig, signed on to direct.
However, while McCarthy will probably, eventually, end up in the new Ghostbusters film, she said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she not yet been cast. Watch McCarthy talk about the film, along with Lena Dunham and Ellen DeGeneres, below. Read More »
The upcoming DreamWorks Animation film B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations sounds like an explicitly for-kids combo of Men in Black and Ghostbusters, as it follows two agents in “a ghostly, top-secret government agency devoted to protecting humans from evil hauntings.” Bill Murray is even voicing the villain, Addison Drake, who plots against the bureau. We don’t have a trailer or any footage yet (the film hits next summer) but an early bit of licensing gives the first early look at B.O.O. Read More »
Bill Murray makes a return of sorts to the sort of character he played decades ago, in St. Vincent. The film casts Murray as a grouchy old dude whose life is invaded by new neighbors: Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) and her young son Oliver. Murray ends up babysitting for the kid, and teaches him the rules of life. Or his character’s own version of the rules of life, anyway. He dispenses pearls of wisdom such as ” You work, you get paid, and you drink.” And then there’s his association with a Russian “lady of the night” played by Naomi Watts. Check out the St. Vincent trailer below.
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