For years and years, as Sony Pictures tried to get Ghostbusters 3 off the ground, I maintained that the film would never actually happen. It seemed too impossible that all of the right pieces would align to make a worthwhile follow-up, especially since Sony had been trying to develop a solid script for a long while. And then Paul Feig came to the rescue. The studio approached the Bridesmaids director about the Ghostbusters property, and after taking some time to think on it, he came back with a unique take: reboot the franchise with a female-led cast. This really seems like the best possible approach to a new Ghostbusters movie, and with Feig leading the charge as director (working with his The Heat scribe Kate Dippold on the screenplay), the series finally appears to be in good hands.
As soon as word surfaced that a Feig-led, all-female Ghobusters reboot was being developed, fans began offering up suggestions of who might fill out the ensemble. There are a number of talented actress who could shine in the film, and now one such actress—Rebel Wilson—has confirmed that she has indeed met about the movie. More after the jump.
Wilson seemed like an obvious choice to be part of the Ghostbusters reboot ensemble given her ties to Feig from Bridesmaids and overall comedic talent, and when she appeared on The Today Show recently (via The Playlist), the actress confirmed she’s had a preliminary meeting about the pic:
“Look, I’ve had a meeting, but who knows. They have to take a look at the script when it’s finished.”
Indeed, it’s still very early days on the project and Wilson’s meeting was no doubt an exploratory one to see if she might be a good fit for Feig’s take, but I’d absolutely be down for Wilson joining the Ghostbusters ranks. I could also see actresses like Jenny Slate and Gillian Bell knocking this kind of material out of the park.
During the course of the interview, Wilson was asked if a “money truck” would convince her to sign on, and she admitted that she’d do the film regardless of salary:
“I’d even do it without the money truck because Ghostbusters, the giant marshmallow man if that’s going to be in it…yeah, I’d do that for free…. I probably shouldn’t say that on TV.”
Feig is in post-production on his Melissa McCarthy-led spy comedy Spy while also working on this Ghostbusters script so it will probably be next spring or so before Sony starts casting the picture in earnest. But in the meantime, Wilson’s name is one to keep in mind.