UPDATE: Actor Ernie Hudson, famous for his role as Winston Zeddemore in the original “Ghostbusters”;, is opening up about the film’s upcoming reboot and director Paul Feig’s idea for an all-female cast.
Earlier in the week, the actor tweeted:
Be interesting 2 know what u #Ghostbusters fans think of an all girl #gb3? @Deadline news not so welcome, huh? http://t.co/jEQoORrsj4
— Ernie Hudson (@Ernie_Hudson) October 8, 2014
And just in case he wasn’t crystal clear on his stance, the 68-year-old actor spoke to The Telegraph about the concept saying,”;I heard it was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies.”; Adding, “If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it “Ghostbusters’?”;
Hudson continued on suggesting that if the cast is in fact going to be all-female, they better make it “sexy”; saying, “I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great, but all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that.”;
Starring alongside Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and the late Harold Ramis in the 1984 film, as well as the subsequent sequel, Hudson makes it clear that not including any of the original cast is, in his mind, a big mistake.
“Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn’t include the guys. And that didn’t include me!”;
“Ghostbusters”; fans soundoff! What do you think about Ernie Hudson’s criticism of the reboot and Feig’s decision to make “Ghostbusters 3″ an all-female cast?
Paul Feig has put those nagging Ghostbusters rumours to rest… in a good way. The Bridesmaids director took to Twitter on Wednesday to confirm that A) a sequel to the classic 1984 supernatural comedy has been green-lit, and B) it will indeed be a predominantly female cast.
It’s official. I’m making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That’s who I’m gonna call. — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
Katie Dippold, for those not in the know, penned the script for The Heat, also directed by Paul.
As for who these “hilarious women’ will be? Let the speculation begin. Mind you, Paul’s tweet comes mere weeks after original Ghostbuster Bill Murray gave his casting thoughts on the then-only-rumoured film. “Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster,”; Bill suggested. “And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny!… I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot… And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”;
Legendary Canadian filmmaker Ivan Reitman, who helmed the first two Ghostbusters films, is expected to produce the upcoming sequel.