Casting Call: Ghostbusters III, Part B
In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.
When “Ghostbusters!” is the only logical answer to the question, “Who you gonna call?” you know you have a blockbuster on your hands. Directed by Ivan Reitman and first released in 1984, Ghostbusters follows a group of New York City parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business after being laid off. Their paranormal extermination service is a hit and they handle various paranormal cases around the city with ease until they encounter a spirit that is determined to bring humanity to an end. While the story comes to an optimistic end soon after, the Ghostbusters franchise blossomed, resulting in an animated series, comic books, video games, and much more.
An all-female remake of Ghostbusters is currently in the works at Sony Pictures, with Paul Feig set to direct, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy starring, and Katie Dippold co-writing the screenplay. Earlier this month, the studio announced another remake —a companion piece to Feig’s film with a male cast and Joe and Andy Russo as the directors. The new screenplay will be written by Drew Pierce, and the film will be produced in tandem with Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, and Peter Kiernan.
Many original cast members are expected to appear throughout the film, but here’s who we nominate for the male-driven team.
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