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Sony in talks with Melissa McCarthy and others for Ghostbusters reboot

01.09.2015

It looks like the cast is beginning to formulate as Melissa McCarthy is currently in talks to star in Paul Feig's female-led reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS. Previously, there was just rumors and talk with actresses who may or may not be involved with the new spin on the classic Ivan Reitman film but now we are hearing the first hints of concrete casting for the film.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the talks are still in the very early stages but if McCarthy's schedule can be maneuvered she seems like a lock to reunite with her BRIDESMAIDS and THE HEAT director for a fourth time. McCarthy is still committed to her CBS sitcom MIKE & MOLLY as well as the MICHELLE DARNELL from her husband/director Ben Falcone.

The article also mentions Emma Stone, 22 JUMP STREET's Jillian Bell, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Cecily Strong are all positioned for roles with Stone recently turning down a role in J.C. Chandor's DEEPWATER HORIZON which leaves her open. Strong and Bell have taken meetings with Paul Feig, as has Jennifer Lawrence and Rebel Wilson. If McCarthy gets this role, I would expect she would be the lead which may count out anyone like Lawrence, Wilson, or Stone from upstaging her.

Fans of GHOSTBUSTERS have been lamenting this news since it was announced. A third GHOSTBUSTERS has been in development for decades, so fans are used to waiting for a new movie. The question is whether they will have any interest in this version.

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2:13PM on 01/11/2015
Awesome! I love McCarthy. She's so funny. Heat was hilarious and I bet she'll make this film just as funny. ...They need to fast track this movie, I can't wait to see it.
Awesome! I love McCarthy. She's so funny. Heat was hilarious and I bet she'll make this film just as funny. ...They need to fast track this movie, I can't wait to see it.
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1:20PM on 01/11/2015

Women can be Ghostbusters too, i guess

But not this woman.
Pass.
But not this woman.
Pass.
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10:31PM on 01/10/2015
I'm really glad people aren't overreacting to this news.
I'm really glad people aren't overreacting to this news.
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9:30PM on 01/10/2015
First Ben Affleck as Batman, now this. I don't want to, but Hollywood is determined to make me hate it.
First Ben Affleck as Batman, now this. I don't want to, but Hollywood is determined to make me hate it.
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6:35PM on 01/10/2015

Who involved in this project is not getting the hint?

This studio needs to get a wake up call, I've never seen so much anger towards a film in years. And I agree this is an awful idea and a killer to the Ghost busters legacy.
Maybe everyone here and on other sites should send emails to the film studio in protest, maybe a petition page set up and a say no to Ghost busters 3 FB page.
This studio needs to get a wake up call, I've never seen so much anger towards a film in years. And I agree this is an awful idea and a killer to the Ghost busters legacy.
Maybe everyone here and on other sites should send emails to the film studio in protest, maybe a petition page set up and a say no to Ghost busters 3 FB page.
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3:44PM on 01/10/2015

Fail

This sucks and they are running Ghostbusters. I don't care who they get, an all-female Ghostbusters is stupid. would rather a mix. Still don't like anyone connected with this.
This sucks and they are running Ghostbusters. I don't care who they get, an all-female Ghostbusters is stupid. would rather a mix. Still don't like anyone connected with this.
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2:19PM on 01/10/2015
This news sucks...serioiusly..I am just starting to deal with the fact that Ghosbusters was taken away and put into the hands of Paul Feig...that's fine...you want to have an all female cast...at this point that's totally cool with me...but McCarthy isn't good news at all....Feig should get better female stars like Lawerence, Stone, Strong, etc and leave the "usual" females he casts away for a different project instead
This news sucks...serioiusly..I am just starting to deal with the fact that Ghosbusters was taken away and put into the hands of Paul Feig...that's fine...you want to have an all female cast...at this point that's totally cool with me...but McCarthy isn't good news at all....Feig should get better female stars like Lawerence, Stone, Strong, etc and leave the "usual" females he casts away for a different project instead
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1:18PM on 01/10/2015
I'd been hoping for a third movie for years. Then when Harold passed away I was content to let that hope go. Now with the magic words "reboot" "McCarthy" and "rebel" I'm hoping this never makes it off the ground and is buried. Everything about this sounds awful.
I'd been hoping for a third movie for years. Then when Harold passed away I was content to let that hope go. Now with the magic words "reboot" "McCarthy" and "rebel" I'm hoping this never makes it off the ground and is buried. Everything about this sounds awful.
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11:22AM on 01/10/2015
I'd rather take my special purpose out and smack it with a hammer than watch this movie. My kids will only know the original Ghostbusters.
I'd rather take my special purpose out and smack it with a hammer than watch this movie. My kids will only know the original Ghostbusters.
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6:41AM on 01/10/2015
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis recently, I have undergone one spinal surgery and potentially have another to deal with. My health and life have taken some serious blows in the last year. Why am I saying this here? Because for the first time I am actually hoping I die. I am actually hoping I don't live to see this debut in theaters. If it does, its going to kill me anyway. The stank from the trailers on tv commercials alone will render me blind or with uncontrollable shits. Fuck Sony
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis recently, I have undergone one spinal surgery and potentially have another to deal with. My health and life have taken some serious blows in the last year. Why am I saying this here? Because for the first time I am actually hoping I die. I am actually hoping I don't live to see this debut in theaters. If it does, its going to kill me anyway. The stank from the trailers on tv commercials alone will render me blind or with uncontrollable shits. Fuck Sony (again), Fuck Feig, Fuck this fat fuck McCarthy, and Fuck any other woman who signs onto this abortion that will succeed at doing nothing more than smearing the legacy of great comedy.
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7:50AM on 01/10/2015
Seriously ?? You're getting this wound up over a film you want to die.... My advice - don't see the film you pillock. I don't know whether your meds or your morphine has made you go mental but I think you need to put things into a bit of context - ghostbusters isn't the 'legacy of great comedy' it's a best a great family fun film
Seriously ?? You're getting this wound up over a film you want to die.... My advice - don't see the film you pillock. I don't know whether your meds or your morphine has made you go mental but I think you need to put things into a bit of context - ghostbusters isn't the 'legacy of great comedy' it's a best a great family fun film
9:47AM on 01/10/2015
Not related to the news, I wish you a speedy recovery from your illnesses.
Not related to the news, I wish you a speedy recovery from your illnesses.
5:48PM on 01/10/2015
While my health issue is true, jesus optimus this is the fucking internet lol. Do you really think I hope I'm dead lol. Yes I will absolutely not see it if its released, but good god man relax no I don't want to die. The uncontrollable shits part if the stank of those trailers hits my TV yeah that might happen haha. And thanks Netforce working on it.
While my health issue is true, jesus optimus this is the fucking internet lol. Do you really think I hope I'm dead lol. Yes I will absolutely not see it if its released, but good god man relax no I don't want to die. The uncontrollable shits part if the stank of those trailers hits my TV yeah that might happen haha. And thanks Netforce working on it.
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5:48AM on 01/10/2015
Every-time I come across one of these Paul Feig Ghostbusters articles, it's like someone has smeared a bit of shit on my monitor.
Every-time I come across one of these Paul Feig Ghostbusters articles, it's like someone has smeared a bit of shit on my monitor.
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5:10AM on 01/10/2015
I hope this reboot will, somehow ,remain in the limbo production state.
I hope this reboot will, somehow ,remain in the limbo production state.
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5:37AM on 01/10/2015
We aren't that lucky
We aren't that lucky
5:10AM on 01/10/2015
I think if their going to do it they could do a lot worse than mccarthy. i think she's pretty funny and would be a good choice. please no rebel wilson though! she's kinda funny in bit parts but i don't think she could carry an entire movie.
I think if their going to do it they could do a lot worse than mccarthy. i think she's pretty funny and would be a good choice. please no rebel wilson though! she's kinda funny in bit parts but i don't think she could carry an entire movie.
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5:09AM on 01/10/2015
Two words: Aidy Bryant.

When it comes to current SNL cast members (sorry Cecily Strong, but you are the weakest link at the moment...) or BBWs, Aidy Bryant is the way to go.
Two words: Aidy Bryant.

When it comes to current SNL cast members (sorry Cecily Strong, but you are the weakest link at the moment...) or BBWs, Aidy Bryant is the way to go.
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5:41AM on 01/10/2015
Oh Man, I Love Aidy Bryant. She's hilarious. I'd pick Aidy Bryant over Melissa McCarthy any day.
Oh Man, I Love Aidy Bryant. She's hilarious. I'd pick Aidy Bryant over Melissa McCarthy any day.
6:26AM on 01/10/2015
Hell yeah!
Hell yeah!
11:35AM on 01/10/2015
Aidy Bryant annoys me on SNL... she basically plays 1 character: awkward girl

Cecily Strong gas an arsenal of characters and, for me personally, i find her to be quite hot!
Aidy Bryant annoys me on SNL... she basically plays 1 character: awkward girl

Cecily Strong gas an arsenal of characters and, for me personally, i find her to be quite hot!
3:54AM on 01/10/2015
4 in the morning and I just let out a gut wrenching "Nooooo!". Can't believe i didn't wake anyone up. NO! NOOO! FUCK NOOOOO! From day fucking one this was my worst fear
4 in the morning and I just let out a gut wrenching "Nooooo!". Can't believe i didn't wake anyone up. NO! NOOO! FUCK NOOOOO! From day fucking one this was my worst fear
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1:21AM on 01/10/2015
I think McCarthy can be an excellent actress (watch St. Vincent for proof) she was very funny in Bridesmaids (although i thought that movie was funny, it is by far the most overrated movie I have ever seen)(but props to her for earning an Oscar nomination for a role that was purely comedic... basically unprecedented)

But her roles since have mainly been about her weight. . Even Tammy was her playing a fat loser and she wrote that movie herself!

So my fear is, and knowing who the 2
I think McCarthy can be an excellent actress (watch St. Vincent for proof) she was very funny in Bridesmaids (although i thought that movie was funny, it is by far the most overrated movie I have ever seen)(but props to her for earning an Oscar nomination for a role that was purely comedic... basically unprecedented)

But her roles since have mainly been about her weight. . Even Tammy was her playing a fat loser and she wrote that movie herself!

So my fear is, and knowing who the 2 writers are, we are most definitely getting numerous jokes about how she doesnt fit into the uniform and cant reach her proton pack behind her back... McCarthy will make it comical cuz she is a talented physical comedian (check out her SNL sketch where she is the abusive basketball coach... hilarious)

I guess my fear is: Bridesmaids and The Heat were very okay... The writer of The Heat and it's director are writing this Ghostbusters movie... i dont think we are in store for a smart comedy... we are in store for fat jokes, women jokes, men who stand in their way and any other clichés you can think of in 100 minutes. It will be like putting Jaden Smith in your movie and calling it " The Karate Kid"!
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3:37AM on 01/10/2015
You have a fair point regarding Melissa McCarthy and it's a solid one. What I'm afraid is this: it won't be a movie about Ghostbusters. It would or could turn out to be Melissa McCarthy movie instead.
You have a fair point regarding Melissa McCarthy and it's a solid one. What I'm afraid is this: it won't be a movie about Ghostbusters. It would or could turn out to be Melissa McCarthy movie instead.
1:07AM on 01/10/2015

One trick pony

Someone should call Paul Feig and tell him that there are other female actresses out there. They should also tell him that it's ok to make 1 movie without an all female cast.
Someone should call Paul Feig and tell him that there are other female actresses out there. They should also tell him that it's ok to make 1 movie without an all female cast.
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12:13AM on 01/10/2015
Paul Feig has a huge bone for these bridesmaids girls. So I have been expecting it from the begining. That being said I will not be watching this movie and will wait til it's forced down my throat by being repeated a thousand times on FX
Paul Feig has a huge bone for these bridesmaids girls. So I have been expecting it from the begining. That being said I will not be watching this movie and will wait til it's forced down my throat by being repeated a thousand times on FX
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12:13AM on 01/10/2015

She's the female Adam Sandler.

Not talented or funny. Just annoying.
Not talented or funny. Just annoying.
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10:54PM on 01/09/2015
I'm not totally against an all-female Ghostbusters (though why not 2 guys 2 girls?), but McCarthy or Rebel Wilson is a bad choice. They're loud and abrasive, which doesn't mean funny. I like the idea of Cecily Strong, but throw in Stephanie Beatriz and Chelsea Peretti from Brooklyn 9-9, and then have a strong marketable lead like Wiig, Fey or Poehler. Just anyone but those first two.
I'm not totally against an all-female Ghostbusters (though why not 2 guys 2 girls?), but McCarthy or Rebel Wilson is a bad choice. They're loud and abrasive, which doesn't mean funny. I like the idea of Cecily Strong, but throw in Stephanie Beatriz and Chelsea Peretti from Brooklyn 9-9, and then have a strong marketable lead like Wiig, Fey or Poehler. Just anyone but those first two.
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10:33PM on 01/09/2015

Bwahahahaha

HAAAAAHHH HAhahah ahhahah hhaha!
Hahha. hah- hahh.. huhhh...
I got nothin' to say
HAAAAAHHH HAhahah ahhahah hhaha!
Hahha. hah- hahh.. huhhh...
I got nothin' to say
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10:25PM on 01/09/2015
Please God....No....
Please God....No....
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9:24PM on 01/09/2015
There is no way I will ever watch this if those two fat pigs are involved. Hollywood needs to read what the fans say about this. Cuz if they want to make money off this they better make us happy.
There is no way I will ever watch this if those two fat pigs are involved. Hollywood needs to read what the fans say about this. Cuz if they want to make money off this they better make us happy.
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9:21PM on 01/09/2015
God I hate that fat bitch. Same routine with her over and over.
God I hate that fat bitch. Same routine with her over and over.
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7:17PM on 01/09/2015
Remake ghostbusters i don't mind, Just mccarthy is just tiring to watch.
Remake ghostbusters i don't mind, Just mccarthy is just tiring to watch.
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6:41PM on 01/09/2015

No

No....just no!
No....just no!
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6:35PM on 01/09/2015
I'm quoting Hugh Grant from Four Weddings and A Funeral - "F**k, F**k, F**k, F**kity F**K!"
I'm quoting Hugh Grant from Four Weddings and A Funeral - "F**k, F**k, F**k, F**kity F**K!"
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6:38PM on 01/10/2015
Hugh Grant now even that's an actor idea better than all the current suggestions!
Hugh Grant now even that's an actor idea better than all the current suggestions!
9:01PM on 01/10/2015
Who knows? That might even work!
Who knows? That might even work!
5:01PM on 01/09/2015

Fucking bullshit!!!!

I hope Paul Feig and everyone else involved with this movie gets ass cancer! I saw both Bridesmaids and The Heat. both were watchable at best and for a guy, better easier to sit through than most chick flicks. With that being said, this is motherfucking Ghostbusters which was a revolutionary movie for it's time. Feig is about to shit on everything that was good about it but casting several of the most obnoxious female actresses working today. Has anyone watched the gag reel that plays during
I hope Paul Feig and everyone else involved with this movie gets ass cancer! I saw both Bridesmaids and The Heat. both were watchable at best and for a guy, better easier to sit through than most chick flicks. With that being said, this is motherfucking Ghostbusters which was a revolutionary movie for it's time. Feig is about to shit on everything that was good about it but casting several of the most obnoxious female actresses working today. Has anyone watched the gag reel that plays during the credits of This is 40? Check out Melissa McCarthy's improv abilities. Not one laugh...
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4:23PM on 01/09/2015
Now *this* is a movie that deserves to be split into two parts. So it'll stop wriggling.
Now *this* is a movie that deserves to be split into two parts. So it'll stop wriggling.
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4:13PM on 01/09/2015

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Boo boo i want Bill Murray back, boo hoo why can't the new ghostbusters film be the same as the old ones, boo hoo we want some new male lead blood - fuck me the negativity towards this film is amazing, why not wait until you've seen footage before passing judgement ? It's like me calling you all cunts without meeting you first .....
Boo boo i want Bill Murray back, boo hoo why can't the new ghostbusters film be the same as the old ones, boo hoo we want some new male lead blood - fuck me the negativity towards this film is amazing, why not wait until you've seen footage before passing judgement ? It's like me calling you all cunts without meeting you first .....
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5:01PM on 01/09/2015
Look at it this way. Most anyone could tell that you're a cunt without ever seeing you. So on that same level of understanding anyone could see this movie will suck.
Look at it this way. Most anyone could tell that you're a cunt without ever seeing you. So on that same level of understanding anyone could see this movie will suck.
2:00AM on 01/10/2015
Well done Ray Luca you endorse my point completely - why is it people down votey opinion rather than comment? Cos they know I'm right. I want to come on this site and read thoughtful opinions and ideas not listen to sentimental fanboy wankers cry and say things like Thunderl1ps - really cancer ?? Let the nostalgia go people
Will always be able to watch GB 1&2 on DVD if they want but it's the same people who moan who moaned about ledger who moaned that GOTG would be shit - people came on here
Well done Ray Luca you endorse my point completely - why is it people down votey opinion rather than comment? Cos they know I'm right. I want to come on this site and read thoughtful opinions and ideas not listen to sentimental fanboy wankers cry and say things like Thunderl1ps - really cancer ?? Let the nostalgia go people
Will always be able to watch GB 1&2 on DVD if they want but it's the same people who moan who moaned about ledger who moaned that GOTG would be shit - people came on here and dismissed Batista and Pratt - so thanks for the reply but you've backed up my point, if you have children think about the frustration you have when they say I don't like that without having even tried it - no film no footage no trailer - same thing. Cunt
6:50PM on 01/10/2015
Maybe people are expressing in a not so thought out poetical way their anger towards the studio which seems to have little regard for the legacy of the original films. The casting alone is setting an over the top parody tone and the push with having an all female cast as a mirror to the original all male cast seems contrived at best.
Maybe people are expressing in a not so thought out poetical way their anger towards the studio which seems to have little regard for the legacy of the original films. The casting alone is setting an over the top parody tone and the push with having an all female cast as a mirror to the original all male cast seems contrived at best.
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4:09PM on 01/09/2015

Please, oh God, please, NO!

I am not flatly opposed to a female Ghostbusters movie (even though I think the idea is more stupid than good). But if this chick is a part of the movie you can just count me out. I do not understand the appeal and do not find her funny. She's too obvious and desperate. Just goes for the big "shock".
I am not flatly opposed to a female Ghostbusters movie (even though I think the idea is more stupid than good). But if this chick is a part of the movie you can just count me out. I do not understand the appeal and do not find her funny. She's too obvious and desperate. Just goes for the big "shock".
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3:59PM on 01/09/2015
OK, I like McCarthy. Not crazy about Rebel Wilson. I don't see why Melissa McCarthy would need to be the lead. She could be a Venkman or a Stanz in my mind. Sorry if uttering their names alongside hers violates the sanctity of Ghostbusters. But if you're going to cast women for the roles, there is a hierarchy to it, and there are a lot of women I'd rather see not be in this than her.
OK, I like McCarthy. Not crazy about Rebel Wilson. I don't see why Melissa McCarthy would need to be the lead. She could be a Venkman or a Stanz in my mind. Sorry if uttering their names alongside hers violates the sanctity of Ghostbusters. But if you're going to cast women for the roles, there is a hierarchy to it, and there are a lot of women I'd rather see not be in this than her.
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3:49PM on 01/09/2015
I'm confused, is there a concern about tarnishing the legacy of Ghostbusters 2?
I'm confused, is there a concern about tarnishing the legacy of Ghostbusters 2?
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7:18PM on 01/09/2015
Ghostbusters 2 doesn't exist lol.
Ghostbusters 2 doesn't exist lol.
3:40PM on 01/09/2015

Please, by all that's holy, give Emma Stone a role in this

At least she's funny and can carry a movie - see EASY A for proof.
At least she's funny and can carry a movie - see EASY A for proof.
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3:29PM on 01/09/2015
Fuck this shit.
Fuck this shit.
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3:23PM on 01/09/2015

Inspiring

I feel like a pig just shat in my head.
I feel like a pig just shat in my head.
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3:11PM on 01/09/2015
Makes me wonder how many times in their script one of the Ghostbusters complains about the weight of the proton pack, falls over when trying to run, and/or gets out of breath walking up stairs.
Makes me wonder how many times in their script one of the Ghostbusters complains about the weight of the proton pack, falls over when trying to run, and/or gets out of breath walking up stairs.
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3:07PM on 01/09/2015
Is she doing motion-capture for Slimer or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?
Is she doing motion-capture for Slimer or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?
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3:03PM on 01/09/2015

If she's in I'm out

There's so many hilarious actresses out there and they're choosing to cast one of the least funny and must annoying ones. Bill Murray's equal Melissa McCarthy is not.
There's so many hilarious actresses out there and they're choosing to cast one of the least funny and must annoying ones. Bill Murray's equal Melissa McCarthy is not.
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2:58PM on 01/09/2015

F-ing shocker

the day it was announced, we knew this was a lock. that being said, they actually made me appreciate McCarthy once the Rebel Wilson rumors started
the day it was announced, we knew this was a lock. that being said, they actually made me appreciate McCarthy once the Rebel Wilson rumors started
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2:57PM on 01/09/2015
Please God no! I'm so sick of this cow and her fat buddy Rebel Wilson
Please God no! I'm so sick of this cow and her fat buddy Rebel Wilson
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2:52PM on 01/09/2015
...great... so much for a sliver of hope
...great... so much for a sliver of hope
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