The extremely long-gestating Ghostbusters 3 is still ever so slowly creeping closer to the screen, and it appears its now ready to seriously think about casting, as THR reports that Melissa McCarthy is in major contention for the female lead.
That’s not too surprising as director Paul Feig has a long-standing relationship with the actress thanks to the likes of Bridesmaids and The Heat, along with the upcoming Spy. However it’s far from a done deal, as McCarthy has several months more work to complete on the latest season of Mike & Molly, and also plans to shoot her hubby’s movie, Michelle Darnell, this summer.
Sony apparently want to shoot the Ghostbusters movie in June, which is likely to clash with Darnell, but it appears they’re going to try to work something out.
It also seems Emma Stone is a contender for being one of the female-led Ghostbusters team, with Jillian Bell (Workaholics), and Cecily Strong (SNL) also likely to meet Feig.
Expect to hear more soon.