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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon
  • UK release: 11 July 2016

Physicist Erin (Wiig) finds herself teaming up with estranged high school pal Abby (McCarthy) and her eccentric engineer Jillian (McKinnon) in search of ghosts. Marred only by excessive reverence for the original, it's a spirited, funny and touching reboot which sticks two fingers up at sexist trolls.

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Ghostbusters

11 Jul 20164 stars

Paul Feig answers the sceptics in style with this funny and touching reboot

Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig turn in suitably spirited performances in this reboot of the beloved 1984 comedy that sticks two fingers up at sexist internet trolls. Yet, writer-director Paul Feig and co-scribe Katie…

Paul Feig rejected making Ghostbusters sequel

4 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Paul Feig rejected making 'Ghostbusters' sequel. The 53-year-old film director - who made his breakthrough with the comedy movie 'Bridesmaids' in 2011 - has admitted he was hesitant about helming the reboot of the 1984 science fiction production and…

Chris Hemsworth's Ghostbuster nerves

1 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Chris Hemsworth admits he was initially intimidated on the set of 'Ghostbusters'. The 32-year-old actor plays receptionist Kevin in the remake of the 1980s classic and says working alongside the four main female stars - Melissa McCarthy, Kristin…

Paul Feig: Don't call Ghostbusters a chick flick

6 Jun 2016

Film gossip

Paul Feig hates that the 'Ghostbusters' reboot is being branded a "chick flick". The 53-year-old director has insisted that just because actresses Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones have been cast as the ghost-fighting…

Melissa McCarthy puzzled by Ghostbusters anger

29 May 2016

Film gossip

Melissa McCarthy is puzzled by people who claim the 'Ghostbusters' reboot is ruining their childhood. The 45-year-old actress stars in the all-female adaptation of the beloved franchise, alongside Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and…

Dan Aykroyd: I owned New York on set of Ghostbusters

14 May 2016

Film gossip

Dan Aykroyd felt like he "owned New York" after he starred in 'Ghostbusters'. The 63-year-old actor, who found success in 'The Blues Brothers', co-wrote the 1981 hit movie set in The Big Apple and admitted walking the streets of the city with his…

Melissa McCarthy: Ghouls scared me on Ghostbusters

13 May 2016

Film gossip

Melissa McCarthy was "legitimately scared" of the actors dressed as spectres on set of 'Ghostbusters' movie. The 45-year-old actress stars alongside Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the new female-led reboot, was freaked out when her…

Chris Hemsworth's Ghostbuster laughs

17 Apr 2016

Film gossip

Chris Hemsworth kept "cracking up" while filming 'Ghostbusters'. The 32-year-old actor - who plays receptionist Kevin in the upcoming reboot - couldn't keep a straight face because his co-stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon were so…

Kevin Feige: Ghostbusters cast are the funniest people I know

3 Mar 2016

Film gossip

'Ghostbusters' director Kevin Feige claims the cast of the new reboot is comprised of the funniest people he knows. The female-led sci-fi movie features the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, and Kevin has…

Judd Apatow: Critics of female Ghostbusters are just nerds

19 Feb 2016

Film gossip

Judd Apatow says only "nerds" disagree with the all female line-up of 'Ghostbusters'. The 48 year-old 'Trainwreck' director insists the fact Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones have been cast as the paranormal fighting…

Chris Hemsworth becomes a nerd for Ghostbusters

4 Feb 2016

Film gossip

Chris Hemsworth has been revealed to be playing a nerdy assistant in the new 'Ghostbusters' film. The hunky Australian actor has shed his macho image in favour of a pair of square specs and waistcoat, for the female-driven instalment of the franchise…

Dan Aykroyd doesn't bear a grudge towards Bill Murray

30 Oct 2015

Film gossip

Dan Aykroyd thinks Bill Murray has a good "bulls**t detector". The 63-year-old actor appeared alongside Bill in the 'Ghostbusters' franchise and has revealed he bears no grudges towards the Hollywood star after he declined the chance to appear in a…

Kristen Wiig 'bummed out' over Ghostbusters 'controversy'

27 Oct 2015

Film gossip

Kristen Wiig is "bummed out" by the controversy surrounding the 'Ghostbusters' remake. The 42-year-old actress is set to star in a female-fronted remake of the popular movie and is sad to hear people are unhappy about the new direction. She told…

Rick Moranis rejected role in Ghostbusters reboot

8 Oct 2015

Film gossip

Rick Moranis rejected the chance to appear in the 'Ghostbusters' reboot. The 62-year-old actor - who is currently enjoying an extended break from the movie industry - has revealed he was offered the opportunity to star in the much-discussed reboot of…

Ernie Hudson 'accepts Ghostbusters role'

21 Sep 2015

Film gossip

Ernie Hudson has reportedly accepted a role in the female-led 'Ghostbusters' reboot - despite previously saying it was a "bad idea". The 69-year-old actor - who starred in the two original movies in the franchise, in 1984 and 1989 - was seen on the…

Bill Murray gives blessing to Ghostbusters reboot

1 Sep 2015

Film gossip

Bill Murray filmed a cameo in the 'Ghostbusters' reboot because he wanted to give it his blessing. The 64-year-old actor - who played Peter Venkman in 'Ghostbusters' and 'Ghostbusters II' - admitted he thought long and hard about working on director…

Melissa McCarthy pays tribute to 'remarkable' Ghostbusters women

26 Aug 2015

Film gossip

Melissa McCarthy has paid a Twitter tribute to the "remarkable women" of the new 'Ghostbusters' movie. The 45-year-old actress stars alongside Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon in the female-led reboot of the iconic sci-fi franchise and has taken to her…

Bill Murray 'to appear in Ghostbusters 3'

10 Aug 2015

Film gossip

Bill Murray is to star in 'Ghostbusters 3'. The 64-year-old actor - who starred in the two earlier movies in the franchise, in 1984 and 1989 - is set to appear in the eagerly-awaited Paul Feig-directed reboot, having been spotted by The Hollywood…

Paul Feig reveals names of new Ghostbusters

20 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Paul Feig has revealed the names of the new characters in the female-led 'Ghostbusters'. The 52-year-old director - who helmed the 2011 hit 'Bridesmaids' - has introduced the all-new 'Ghostbusters' via Twitter as Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Abby…

Andy Garcia cast in Ghostbusters reboot

7 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Andy Garcia has been cast in Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' reboot. The 59-year-old star, who appeared in the 'Godfather' franchise, is to appear alongside the likes of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon in the eagerly-awaited…

Emma Stone explains turning down Ghostbusters

18 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Emma Stone turned down 'Ghostbusters' because it was too "big" a commitment. The 26-year-old actress was approached to take on a role in the all-female reboot of the movie series, and though she really liked the script, she felt the timing wasn't…

Chris Hemsworth joins Ghostbusters cast

11 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Chris Hemsworth is set to play a receptionist in the female-led 'Ghostbusters' reboot. 'The Avengers' actor - who will join Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the comedy - has been announced as the first major male…

Melissa McCarthy has chosen a wig for Ghostbusters

28 May 2015

Film gossip

Melissa McCarthy has chosen a wig for the 'Ghostbusters' reboot. The 44-year-old actress was announced as a cast member for the all-female version of the movie back in January and revealed she has already picked out a hair-piece which she thinks…

Melissa McCarthy will 'lead' the Ghostbusters reboot

15 Apr 2015

Film gossip

Melissa McCarthy will be the "leader" of the new 'Ghostbusters' movie. The 44-year-old actress, who starred in the 2011 romantic comedy hit 'Bridesmaids', is set to head the all-female team, which will also include Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate…

Paul Feig undecided on Ghostbusters theme tune

16 Mar 2015

Film gossip

Paul Feig is still to decide whether to include the 'Ghostbusters' theme song in the all-female reboot. The 52-year-old director is set to helm the eagerly-awaited new movie - which will feature Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate…

Channing Tatum for new Ghostbusters film?

10 Mar 2015

Film gossip

Channing Tatum is being lined up to appear in a 'Ghostbusters' sequel. Director Paul Feig is currently working on an all-female follow-up to the original films, released in 1984 and 1989, while the directors of those films, Ivan Reitman and Dan…

Dan Aykroyd's Ghostbusters hope

19 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Dan Aykroyd is still hoping to make a "more conventional" third 'Ghostbusters' sequel. The 62-year-old actor - who co-created and starred in the first two movies in the film franchise in the 1980s - is excited about the upcoming third movie, which…

Dan Aykroyd 'delighted' with female-led Ghostbusters cast

29 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Dan Aykroyd is "delighted" the 'Ghostbusters' reboot will feature the "most magnificent women in comedy". Earlier this week, it was revealed Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon will take the lead roles in the new movie and…

Ghostbusters cast announced

28 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon will take the lead roles in the 'Ghostbusters' reboot. Director and writer Paul Feig took to Twitter yesterday (27.01.15) and appeared to confirm reports that the 'Tammy' actress…

Ghostbusters reboot will be 'a New York movie'

16 Jan 2015

Film gossip

The female-led 'Ghostbusters' reboot will be "a New York movie". Paul Feig, the writer and director of the film, has confirmed that the reboot will be set in the Big Apple, as was the case with the earlier films. Asked whether he had any intention…

Melissa McCarthy in early talks for Ghostbusters

12 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Melissa McCarthy is in early talks to star in the 'Ghostbusters' reboot. The 44-year-old actress has previously been rumoured to be involved in the project, but is now in talks with the film's director, Paul Feig - who she worked with on…

Ghostbusters reboot to be 'scarier than original'

30 Dec 2014

Film gossip

Paul Feig has promised the 'Ghostbusters' reboot will be "scarier than the original". The 52-year-old film-maker - who was confirmed as the female-led movie's director in October - says he is hoping to make it more terrifying than the previous films…

Ghostbusters spin-off movie is in the works

16 Dec 2014

Film gossip

Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt could feature in a 'Ghostbusters' spin-off movie. Kevin Feig is currently working on a female-led 'Ghostbusters 3' and according to a leaked email from Sony, Joe and Anthony Russo - the directors of 'Captain America…

Gillian Anderson begs Paul Feig for Ghostbusters role

14 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Gillian Anderson has begged the 'Ghostbusters 3' director to hire her. The 46-year-old actress took part in a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' on Sunday (12.10.14) and she admitted that she was very interested in getting a role in the film reboot which…

Paul Feig to direct all-female Ghostbusters film

9 Oct 2014

Film gossip

An all-female 'Ghostbusters' film has been confirmed by Paul Feig. A third movie in the comedy franchise is being made and this time a host of "hilarious women" will be the protagonists, four-time Emmy nominee Feig has confirmed. The movie…

Bill Murray wants Melissa McCarthy for 'Ghostbusters 3'

9 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Bill Murray wants Melissa McCarthy for 'Ghostbusters 3'. The 'Lost In Translation' actor - who was an original Ghostbuster alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis in the 1980s movies - has said that he would like to see the 'Bridesmaids…

Ivan Reitman looks forward to 'female-centric' Ghostbusters 3

20 Aug 2014

Film gossip

The long-awaited 'Ghostbusters 3' looks set to have a more female-led cast than the two earlier films. That's according to Canadian producer and director Ivan Reitman, who's revealed he's discussed the issue with fellow director Paul Feig, the man…

Ghostbusters to get female reboot?

4 Aug 2014

Film gossip

'Ghostbusters' bosses are considering rebooting the franchise with a female-led cast. Sony Pictures were originally happy with a draft for the third movie which had been penned by 'Tropic Thunder' writer Etan Cohen but have now had second thoughts…

Sigourney Weaver reveals Ghostbuster plot point

9 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Sigourney Weaver has revealed her on-screen son will become a Ghostbuster in the next sequel. The third installment in the spooky supernatural comedy is being made, and the actress - who played musician Dana Barrett in the first two movies - admitted…

Ghostbusters 3 to begin filming next year?

24 Apr 2013

Film gossip

Dan Aykroyd has revealed 'Ghostbusters 3' could begin filming next year. The actor and producer - who penned the scripts for the first two films in 1984 and 89 - is working on a third instalment to the supernatural comedy franchise with director Ivan…

Dan Aykroyd wants Ghostbusters 3

6 Dec 2012

Film gossip

Dan Aykroyd is "cheerleading" for a third 'Ghostbusters' film. The 60-year-old actor wrote and starred in the original 'Ghostbusters' in 1984, as well as its 1989 sequel 'Ghostbusters II', and has been trying to get a third film in the series off the…

Ghostbusters 3 filming postponed

1 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Filming for 'Ghostbusters 3' has been postponed until late 2013. Financial issues at Sony Pictures have reportedly forced director Ivan Reitman to push back the production of the horror spoof franchise's third instalment until next autumn at the…

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