Hey Yo, Draven here.
The Daily Beast has gotten into this Sony hack scandal (which isn't even close to being over) by revealing some pretty interesting GHOSTBUSTERS news. Just yesterday, we found out that Paul Feig had apparently already met with Rebel Wilson and Jennifer Lawrence regarding roles in his upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS reboot.
Well we now know who else might be up to join the new team, thanks to an e-mail that the head of Sony pictures, Amy Pascal, sent to original GHOSTBUSTERS writer/director, Ivan Reitman in October:
“Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we. present it but it's isn't a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise so that we can use all the assets and everything that is great about the original franchise,” the email read. “Paul's movie is gonna be the first one and from what I'm hearing jennifer lawrence and Emma stone and Melissa McCarthy and Amy schumer and liszzy [Lizzy] Kaplan just to name a few have already said thy wanted to be in....”
Obviously, nobody is confirmed yet and a lot can change but it’s good to have an idea of who they are looking for to reboot the franchise. I will say that those are some pretty big names and if they can sign at least a couple of them, that will be a lot of talent joining the project.
That’s not the only GHOSTBUSTERS news that came out of the leak though, as e-mails revealed that Sony was considering meeting with “aggressive litigation counsel” in order to evaluate their options with Bill Murray and his refusal to be a part of the project:
An email dated October 31, 2013, from David Steinberg, head of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s legal department, to Leah Weil, SPE’s general counsel, touches on Bill Murray’s alleged reluctance to star in Paul Feig’s planned all-womenGhostbusters adaptation. If the email exchange is to be believed, Sony was planning “‘aggressive’ litigation counsel” to evaluate the situation, but wanted to keep it quiet so as not to harm the studio’s reputation by publicly going after a celebrated actor like Murray.
“In order to more fully evaluate our position if Bill Murray again declines to engage on ‘Ghostbusters’, AG requested that we identify ‘aggressive’ litigation counsel with whom we can consult to evaluate our alternatives and strategize,” the email read. “[Harkening back to his prior employer, of course, raised the name of David Boies.] Personally, while I’m fine with aggressive, I think we are in much worse shape if this goes public so seems to me we should look for someone who isn’t seeking the spotlight.”
Wow, that last sentence is pretty ironic now.
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