Casting Call: Ghostbusters III


In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

The classic supernatural comedy Ghostbusters will return to the silver screen 30 years after we first started singing that catchy theme song. Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig will direct the third Ghostbusters film, with Katie Dippold penning the script and a predominately female cast.  Feig and Dippold are renown advocates of female comedy; they collaborated on the 2013 buddy cop comedy film, The Heat, where Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock play a detective and FBI agent hunting for a mobster. If anyone can conceive a funny, well-received sequel that is respectful of the original film, it’s them.

The idea of a third Ghostbusters films has been in production for some time, and was originally intended to reunite the iconic team of supernatural hunters and comedic geniuses: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. With Ramis’s recent passing, Bill Murray’s refusal to be in it, and the enormous lapse of time since the original film’s premiere, a typical sequel didn’t pan out. Rather, Feig plans to reboot the entire premise, while maintaining the concept of a quirky and funny gang of ghost hunters. This way, he can use more advanced technology and not be stifled by abiding by original plot.

Because Ghostbusters is considered a cult classic, featuring some of the (male) comedic greats of the ’80s and ’90s, there has been some backlash against the new film. Fans wonder how the sequel will live up to something so imaginative and beloved.We think this is silly. Though the possibilities are endless, we’ve chosen our dream cast of the funniest women in Hollywood. Click through the slideshow above to see the ladies we want to see obliterating ghouls into green slime.

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