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Faris, Hader and Forte rumored to be trying out Ghostbusting

11.24.2010

At this point I'm pretty much taking anything I hear about GHOSTBUSTERS 3 with a dumptruck of salt, but I'm really just glad to be writing a post about it that doesn't include Bill Murray complaining about how the project is ill-conceived (even though I believe it is).

But here's a fresh batch of casting rumors that DON'T list any of Judd Apatow's crew as lined up to start ghosbusting. Rather a source from FFA says that Anna Faris has been circling a role as a new recruit, with a Sony rep saying he's heard SNL alum Bill Hader and Will Forte are up for parts as well.

Is Dan Akroyd going to his old place of work for a cast for this? I'm not sure if I'd prefer a Hader/Forte combo over a Rogen/Baruchel, and actually none of the above is probably my final answer, as I'm generally as enthused as Bill Murray about this project.

Faris as a Ghostbuster could be interesting, but is she going to be her typical "OMG, how does this proton-thingy work?" type character? Because that could get old pretty fast.

Extra Tidbit: What would be your ideal cast for this, if it has to happen?
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6:20PM on 11/26/2010

Ideal (IMO)

Sam Rockwell
Charlie Day
Jay Baruchel
Seth Rogan

Girl: I would rahter see someone a little older and who has a little less exposure. So I don't know.

Story could be centered around the guys passing down the busting biz to their counterparts. Bring back Murry as a ghosts who hangs around the dept. and bothers people....since he is harmless the orginal group never had the heart to trap him. Evil things arise...blah blah blah.

I would see that. :)
Sam Rockwell
Charlie Day
Jay Baruchel
Seth Rogan

Girl: I would rahter see someone a little older and who has a little less exposure. So I don't know.

Story could be centered around the guys passing down the busting biz to their counterparts. Bring back Murry as a ghosts who hangs around the dept. and bothers people....since he is harmless the orginal group never had the heart to trap him. Evil things arise...blah blah blah.

I would see that. :)
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11:37AM on 11/26/2010

Dont mess with a good thing.

DONT PUT WILL FORTE in the movie!! I cant stand him, he wasnt that funny in SNL and he would ruin the Ghostbuster series!
I seriously think the original cast needs to be the main focus. I think Faris or Hader would be a cool addition.
DONT PUT WILL FORTE in the movie!! I cant stand him, he wasnt that funny in SNL and he would ruin the Ghostbuster series!
I seriously think the original cast needs to be the main focus. I think Faris or Hader would be a cool addition.
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11:13AM on 11/26/2010

Sam Rockwell

Rockwell would be perfect in this film. Anyone else would be a mistake.
Rockwell would be perfect in this film. Anyone else would be a mistake.
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4:00PM on 11/25/2010
Jason Shwartzman, Own Wilson, Luke Wilson and Adrien Brody would be an amazing ghostbusters team. They work fantastic together on screen. With John C. Reily as a Louis Tully type of role and Elizabeth Banks as the lead girl/love interest.
Jason Shwartzman, Own Wilson, Luke Wilson and Adrien Brody would be an amazing ghostbusters team. They work fantastic together on screen. With John C. Reily as a Louis Tully type of role and Elizabeth Banks as the lead girl/love interest.
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2:05PM on 11/25/2010
Hader would be a good choice. My ultimate cast would be Sam Rockwell, Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, and Emma Stone.
Hader would be a good choice. My ultimate cast would be Sam Rockwell, Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, and Emma Stone.
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9:05AM on 11/25/2010

Love me some Anna Farris

I'd love to see Anna Farris in the new Ghostbusters. I mean why not, she's hilarious.
I'd love to see Anna Farris in the new Ghostbusters. I mean why not, she's hilarious.
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5:05AM on 11/25/2010
Hader for sure! I think he's due for a leading role.

Jason Sudeikis is another funny guy with a different charisma that would work. A good leader.

Kristen Wigg. She can do no wrong. She's good looking, funny and capable.

Fred Armisen would also be a great choice. Why doesn't he get more work?
Hader for sure! I think he's due for a leading role.

Jason Sudeikis is another funny guy with a different charisma that would work. A good leader.

Kristen Wigg. She can do no wrong. She's good looking, funny and capable.

Fred Armisen would also be a great choice. Why doesn't he get more work?
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3:40AM on 11/25/2010
Look, I'm all for this movie if it gets done right. There is talent out there today to handle this kind of project. And Bill Hader as a ghostbuster would be pretty funny, I think. He could make for a pretty neurotic Egon type. But, we are also talking about a new cast taking over for one of the greatest ensemble casts of any comedy ever. That is a hell of a challenge. I also think the comedy has changed, and it's going to be very difficult to try and put this thing together in such a way.

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Look, I'm all for this movie if it gets done right. There is talent out there today to handle this kind of project. And Bill Hader as a ghostbuster would be pretty funny, I think. He could make for a pretty neurotic Egon type. But, we are also talking about a new cast taking over for one of the greatest ensemble casts of any comedy ever. That is a hell of a challenge. I also think the comedy has changed, and it's going to be very difficult to try and put this thing together in such a way.

As for the tidbit, I'll put out Mark Wahlberg and Stever Cogan. I love Cogan and I thought Wahlberg proved his comedic chops in Other Guys. Jonah Hill might be kind of a funny fat Ghostbuster. Gotta agree on Franco, he's pretty hilarious. Really, if they take this in the direction of modern comedies with today's great comedic talent, then I think they will have a good cast. Not so sure about Forte. He's good in small doses, but as funny as MacGruber was, too much of him is too much for me.
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3:10AM on 11/25/2010

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1:42AM on 11/25/2010
Anyone but Cera. If he got a role in this Id be doing a lot of drugs and drinking a lot to kill those brain cells thatd recall that movie was made
Anyone but Cera. If he got a role in this Id be doing a lot of drugs and drinking a lot to kill those brain cells thatd recall that movie was made
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10:56PM on 11/24/2010
I'd have to go Bill Hader, Charlie Day, I'd like to see faris as she has imo untapped potential to be truly hilarious, Danny McBride, Andy Samberg, Kevin Hart, and Justin Long. Pretty much any combination of those would be pretty good, and I fucking loved hotrod, so that reunion would be awesome.
I'd have to go Bill Hader, Charlie Day, I'd like to see faris as she has imo untapped potential to be truly hilarious, Danny McBride, Andy Samberg, Kevin Hart, and Justin Long. Pretty much any combination of those would be pretty good, and I fucking loved hotrod, so that reunion would be awesome.
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6:37PM on 11/24/2010
Like most I agree that Forte and especially Hader would be great in the film. However I would also like to see any of the following people involved-Danny Mcbride, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, Jason Bateman, Joel Mchale, Donald Glover, Charlie Day, any of the Broken Lizard guys. Now for females Farris would be good but so would Emma Stone and Kristen Bell.
Like most I agree that Forte and especially Hader would be great in the film. However I would also like to see any of the following people involved-Danny Mcbride, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, Jason Bateman, Joel Mchale, Donald Glover, Charlie Day, any of the Broken Lizard guys. Now for females Farris would be good but so would Emma Stone and Kristen Bell.
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6:30PM on 11/24/2010

Hader, Franco, Mcbride

I know the Franco Mcbride thing may be getting over done but i'd pay damn good money to see it.
I know the Franco Mcbride thing may be getting over done but i'd pay damn good money to see it.
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4:02PM on 11/25/2010
That would be a sweet combo.
That would be a sweet combo.
6:27PM on 11/24/2010
I actually have no problem with a Ghostbusters 3 attempt. The first was great, but it's not like the second one was so amazing that they can't try again. It didn't exactly end on the greatest note ever so why not come back and try it one more time (assuming the script is there of course).

Anyways about this casting news, I'm kinda meh about it. I like all three, but I'd honestly rather it be Rogen, Baruchel, etc.
I actually have no problem with a Ghostbusters 3 attempt. The first was great, but it's not like the second one was so amazing that they can't try again. It didn't exactly end on the greatest note ever so why not come back and try it one more time (assuming the script is there of course).

Anyways about this casting news, I'm kinda meh about it. I like all three, but I'd honestly rather it be Rogen, Baruchel, etc.
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6:25PM on 11/24/2010
This entire project feels on the verge of falling off the cliff-Bill Murray? Love him as one of SNL's best-but over time he seems to have become a lazy miserable pain in the ass for hire. 10 to 1 Murray will have nothing to do with a final GB 3 film IF? IF? IF? On this project though,I understand Bill's reticence. The third film concept has been a mess from the git go- all over the board...
This entire project feels on the verge of falling off the cliff-Bill Murray? Love him as one of SNL's best-but over time he seems to have become a lazy miserable pain in the ass for hire. 10 to 1 Murray will have nothing to do with a final GB 3 film IF? IF? IF? On this project though,I understand Bill's reticence. The third film concept has been a mess from the git go- all over the board...
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6:11PM on 11/24/2010
I don't want this to feel like an SNL movie any more than I want it to feel like an Apatow movie. Some people who I think would be good ghostbusters: Sam Rockwell, Ed Helms, Orlando Jones,& Isla Fisher.
I don't want this to feel like an SNL movie any more than I want it to feel like an Apatow movie. Some people who I think would be good ghostbusters: Sam Rockwell, Ed Helms, Orlando Jones,& Isla Fisher.
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5:19PM on 11/24/2010
I like Forte and Hader, but I think one or the other for this. I really think Ty Burrell (Modern Family, Dawn of the Dead remake) would be pretty inspired casting. A couple people below mentioned Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover, they could work too. What about Owen Wilson?
I like Forte and Hader, but I think one or the other for this. I really think Ty Burrell (Modern Family, Dawn of the Dead remake) would be pretty inspired casting. A couple people below mentioned Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover, they could work too. What about Owen Wilson?
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5:02PM on 11/24/2010

My Two Cents

I don't think this film needs a group of friends like Rogen/Baruchel, Hader/Forte or Stiller/Wilson. Instead I think we should mix it up. I like the idea of Hader being one. I would love to see Donald Glover get considered, he is great on Community. We can definately find someone better than Faris. How bout Emma Stone???
I don't think this film needs a group of friends like Rogen/Baruchel, Hader/Forte or Stiller/Wilson. Instead I think we should mix it up. I like the idea of Hader being one. I would love to see Donald Glover get considered, he is great on Community. We can definately find someone better than Faris. How bout Emma Stone???
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4:34PM on 11/24/2010
i would rather see a bunch of unknowns who are right for the movie/can make the characters good then a bunch of people ive seen already rehashing what theyve been doing for the past 5 years because thats whats expected of them.
i would rather see a bunch of unknowns who are right for the movie/can make the characters good then a bunch of people ive seen already rehashing what theyve been doing for the past 5 years because thats whats expected of them.
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4:26PM on 11/24/2010

Not Faris

The others I'm fine with, but Faris comedic style and overall appearance just don't fit in with this type of film.

Unless she's playing Janine's ditzy receptionist in training perhaps, but even then...
The others I'm fine with, but Faris comedic style and overall appearance just don't fit in with this type of film.

Unless she's playing Janine's ditzy receptionist in training perhaps, but even then...
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4:12PM on 11/24/2010
I agree with Bigger Boat. Nathan Fillion should play all of them.
I agree with Bigger Boat. Nathan Fillion should play all of them.
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4:08PM on 11/24/2010
I haven't liked Faris since she completely fucked up her face. I watched that Yogi Bear commercial like 5 times before I realized that that was Faris in the movie. I used to like her too.
I haven't liked Faris since she completely fucked up her face. I watched that Yogi Bear commercial like 5 times before I realized that that was Faris in the movie. I used to like her too.
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4:35PM on 11/24/2010
the yogi bear commercial gave me a headache, i think i lost brain cells from being exposed to it.
the yogi bear commercial gave me a headache, i think i lost brain cells from being exposed to it.
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4:02PM on 11/24/2010

NO SETH ROGEN!!!!!!

I love that he may get some SNL alums there, put in some Rudd and YES! Genius!
I love that he may get some SNL alums there, put in some Rudd and YES! Genius!
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3:48PM on 11/24/2010

I like

Hader and Forte. Add Jon Hamm and Woody Harrelson, and you've got a nice new quartet of Ghostbusters.
Hader and Forte. Add Jon Hamm and Woody Harrelson, and you've got a nice new quartet of Ghostbusters.
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3:55PM on 11/24/2010
If Jon Hamm is going to play anyone it's going to be the uptight bureaucrat who thinks the Ghostbusters are a sham
If Jon Hamm is going to play anyone it's going to be the uptight bureaucrat who thinks the Ghostbusters are a sham
3:37PM on 11/24/2010
I think they should cast Nathan Fillion as all the new Ghostbusters.
I think they should cast Nathan Fillion as all the new Ghostbusters.
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3:37PM on 11/24/2010

New Busters...

I like:
Sean William Scott and Paul Rudd reuniting on this one. Throw in Forte and I'm there opening weekend.
I like:
Sean William Scott and Paul Rudd reuniting on this one. Throw in Forte and I'm there opening weekend.
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3:22PM on 11/24/2010
I am a fan of Hader and Forte, they are funny. It's just SNL's writing sucks now (oh look, it's 2 dudes kissing, hilarious) not really their faults.
I am a fan of Hader and Forte, they are funny. It's just SNL's writing sucks now (oh look, it's 2 dudes kissing, hilarious) not really their faults.
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3:05PM on 11/24/2010
As much as I want a Ghostbusters 3, I'm so indecisive on the whole damn thing. I think a script can be thought up and a great cast is out there for this movie, but I don't think they've found either yet.
As much as I want a Ghostbusters 3, I'm so indecisive on the whole damn thing. I think a script can be thought up and a great cast is out there for this movie, but I don't think they've found either yet.
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3:01PM on 11/24/2010
Oh thank the universe, when the article said Hader I thought it meant Jon Hader. Bill Hader and Will Forte would be perfect. I still want Ghostbusters 3 to work as I believe the premise of Ghostbusters to be greater than any one actor. In a less short sighted world we would be on Ghostbusters 6 by now. Maybe it's because I was a fan of the cartoon before seeing the movie as a kid but I know they got great stories in them.
Oh thank the universe, when the article said Hader I thought it meant Jon Hader. Bill Hader and Will Forte would be perfect. I still want Ghostbusters 3 to work as I believe the premise of Ghostbusters to be greater than any one actor. In a less short sighted world we would be on Ghostbusters 6 by now. Maybe it's because I was a fan of the cartoon before seeing the movie as a kid but I know they got great stories in them.
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