Paul Feig Met With Rebel Wilson About the ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot, Obviously
We’ve gone from actively dreading and turning our nose up at a new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie to rejoicing and high-fiving a million angels now that Paul Feig is at the helm, turning a long-gestating sequel into an all-female reboot for the franchise. Feig is also responsible for introducing us to the charming and hilarious Rebel Wilson, who first entered our pop culture consciousness in Feig’s ‘Bridesmaids.’ Wilson’s name is one that’s been tossed around as an obvious choice for the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot, so it’s not surprising to learn that the actress has already met with Feig about the possibility.
Feig has worked with lots of talented and funny ladies, from the awesome ensemble cast of ‘Bridesmaids’ to the wonderfully perfect comedic pairing of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in ‘The Heat.’ And although former Ghostbuster Bill Murray has offered his own suggestions for who should star in the reboot, we have faith that Feig will deliver when it comes to his own casting decisions. For those curious about whether the director would cast women from his previous films, it seems likely—and Rebel Wilson confirmed on the ‘Today Show’ that she has indeed met with her ‘Bridesmaids’ director about a part:
Look, I’ve had a meeting, but who knows. They have to take a look at the script when it’s finished.
It’s a perfectly honest and succinct answer, and she also added that she’d be happy to star in it for free. While Wilson would be fun in the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot, I came up with my own list of suggestions a while back. There are so many vibrant and talented women who would totally rock this reboot, and I can’t imagine that Feig will have an easy time when it comes to choosing just four leading ladies. Maybe he can do an ‘Anchorman 2' scenario where the new Ghostbusters run into other female ghost-busting teams from the different boroughs of New York, allowing for Feig to cast as many hilarious women as he wants. Maybe there’s a Ghostbusters convention they all attend? Or they can fight over territory? It’s just a suggestion!