Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy Popular for Ghostbusters; Wilson Has Had Meeting

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Rebel Wilson’s name has already been floated about as a fan favorite for an all-female Ghostbusters 3. Now the actress reveals that everyone’s wish just might be a step closer to coming true.

Rebel Wilson is already in the voice lineup for the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 3, as well as a remake of Private Benjamin. During the Today Show on Wednesday, Wilson told host Matt Lauer that she had met with Ghostbusters 3 director Paul Feig about the project.

"Look, I have had a meeting, but who knows?" Wilson said. "They have to look at the script when it's finished."

Lauer asked Wilson if Ghostbusters 3 producers had offered her a “money truck” to be in the film.

"I would even do that without the money truck," she replied. "I'd do that for free. I probably shouldn't say that live on TV."

Feig has previously directed Rebel Wilson in Bridesmaids. Several people have suggested that he use some of his Bridesmaids cast in the new Ghostbusters.

When Bill Murray was asked about who he might like to see in an all-female cast Ghostbusters sequel, he mentioned Bridesmaids alum Melissa McCarthy, as well as Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone.

MTV had a lot of fun asking different celebrities they were interviewing for other projects about who they would like to see in the new Ghostbusters.

Julianne Moore wants to play the Annie Potts receptionist character herself. Kristen Wiig was another popular pick. But loads of people want Bill Murray to have a cameo.

Rebel Wilson’s role as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect earned her an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough performance in 2013. She also hosted the Awards that year. Her stock is rising, for sure. If she and Melissa McCarthy, whose name has also been mentioned time and time again, were to both make the cast, it would make a lot of people happy.

Mike Tuttle
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