It sounds like Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson may be getting ready to strap on a proton pack. Today had the chance to chat with the actress, who appears in next week’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and learned that Wilson has been approached for a role in Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot.
“I have had a meeting,” Wilson reveals. “But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished… I’d do that for free. I probably shouldn’t say that live on TV.”
Rumors surrounding a third Ghostbusters have been around for years, although things appear to finally be in motion with Feig claiming back in October that his take is a “total reboot” and hinting that he also has a few key cast members in mind.
Back in September, original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray revealed his own “fan cast” for a female-driven franchise reboot, listing Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Tammy), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Linda Cardinelli (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Mad Men”) and Emma Stone (The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man) as his top choices.
Wilson can be seen reprising her role as Fat Amy in the Elizabeth Banks-helmed Pitch Perfect 2, set to hit theaters May 15, 2015.
It’s a pretty safe bet that we’ll be hearing something more solid on Ghostbusters casting very soon, so check back for updates and confirmations as they become available.
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