Paul Feig has wisely (and graciously) been keeping fans up to date with photos from his new Ghostbusters movie, including looks at the proton pack and the new costumes, while set photos have been leaking that show our new leads in action. But we haven’t seen all four of them together, in costume — until now.
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Between set photos, casting announcements and Paul Feig’s tweets, Ghostbusters fans have had plenty of sneak peeks to keep us occupied until next summer. First we got a look at the new costumes, then Feig gave us a look at the new proton pack (followed by a more detailed photo to explain the pack’s functions), and now the director has revealed our first look at the new Ghostbusters car.
Ghostbusters is currently filming in Boston, but aside from the occasional paparazzi photo, we haven’t seen anything official from the upcoming reboot. That all changed today as director Paul Feig tweeted out a photo of the new costumes that will be worn by the leading ladies, and they look pretty great.
Who ya gonna call? Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and (sadly not pictured in the set photos below) Leslie Jones. The ladies are the stars of Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters film, and the first photos have leaked from the set, showing off Wiig, McCarthy and a messy McKinnon in costume as their wacky onscreen characters.
Paul Feig’s The Heat took a genre that has traditionally belonged to men — the buddy cop movie — and gave it a female twist. Feig’s new movie, Spy, does much the same thing, this time for spy films, a world that has long been by, about, and for dudes and their power fantasies. Spy explicitly subverts the genre’s typical gender dynamics by casting Melissa McCarthy as a lowly, desk-bound CIA analyst named Susan Cooper, who has spent her entire career in the shadow of a glamorous James Bond-esque spy (Jude Law) and then finally gets her opportunity to step into the spotlight and become a full-fledged field agent.
Welcome back to another installment of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show. On this week’s episode, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor and Film Critic Matt Singer each debate whether to use their license to kill on Spy, the new action comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and star Melissa McCarthy.
If you’re feeling a bit burned by the mediocrity of Hot Pursuit, may we direct you toward Paul Feig’s Spy — another female-driven summer movie, but one that’s actually hilarious and fun. A new clip from the upcoming action comedy has arrived online to show you how Melissa McCarthy gets the job done.
The spy comedy is a genre almost as venerated and beloved as the spy genre it mocks. There’s Our Man Flint, Casino Royale (the original Woody Allen one), Austin Powers, MacGruber, and now the simply titled Spy. It stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA officer who is sent out into the field for her first time after a fabulously well-dressed super-villain (Rose Byrne) learns the identities of every working CIA agent. Now the woman who’s always taken a backseat to her boss (Jude Law, the Bond to her Moneypenny) gets to step into the spotlight.
Here’s something strange in the neighborhood: Deadline reports that Sony isn’t waiting for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot (with its cast of comedy all-stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon) to debut before planning additional Ghostbuster sequels or spinoffs. They’re already getting to work on what the trade describes as a “guy-themed” offshoot with an all-male cast.
Sorry, not sorry for that headline. Melissa McCarthy’s next project has been assembling a fairly impressive cast so far, with Peter Dinklage taking on an antagonistic role and McCarthy’s Tammy co-star Kathy Bates also signing on for the new project. Today brings yet another excellent casting choice, as Kristen Bell has hopped aboard McCarthy’s latest comedy with an appropriately sweet role.