Melissa McCarthy In Talks For Major Role In ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot

McCarthy and director Feig have already worked together on 'The Heat,' 'Bridesmaids' and 'Spy.'

Melissa McCarthy, who is perhaps best known for her roles in ‘The Heat’ and the television series ‘Mike & Molly’ is in talks for a major role in the all female led ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the comedy actor is in early talks for the film.

McCarthy and director Feig have already worked together on ‘The Heat,’ ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Spy.’

The actor is already working on television sitcom ‘Mike & Molly’ and is believed to also be in talks for a role in Michelle Darnell, which is being directed by her husband Ben Falcone, in March. This would allow her to commit to ‘Ghostbusters’ in June.

At present no official offers have been made to any actors, but talks are ongoing.
Other actors who have been linked to ‘Ghostbusters’ include Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, Mindy Kaling and Rebel Wilson.

‘Workaholics’ star Jillian Bell and ‘Saturday Night Live‘s’ Cecily Strong are also due to attend talks with Feig.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
2 Comments on this post.
  • Jimmy
    13 January 2015 at 4:18 am -

    So you write a sentence that starts “Melissa McCarthy, who is perhaps best known for her roles in…” and you leave off “Gilmore Girls”?

    • Ian Cullen
      13 January 2015 at 4:42 pm -

      Which ended in 2007? I listed her most recent work.

      And I never watched Gilmore Girls nor am I particularly a fan of Melissa McCarthy if truth be told.

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