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Weaver played Dana Barrett in 1984’s 'Ghostbusters' and the 1989 sequel.
Sigourney Weaver will make an appearance in the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot, director Paul Feig has confirmed. Feig made the blockbuster announcement on Twitter, after defending his film and its female-led cast from fans unhappy with the reboot.
Sigourney Weaver is returning to Ghostbusters.
‘Gang, trying to keep surprises but this is about to leak, so I'll tell you myself: the awesome Sigourney Weaver is going to be in our movie!,’ the director tweeted on Friday. Weaver starred as Dana Barrett in 1984’s original Ghostbusters movie and returned for it’s less-well-received 1989 sequel.
Continue reading: Paul Feig Announces 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Feature Sigourney Weaver
Forbes’ lists detailing the earnings of the highest paid male and female actors in the world show how wide the gender pay gap in the film industry is, with the top 10 male actors making 119% more than their female counterparts.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's highest paid female actor.
Continue reading: Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors
Murray joins fellow original cast-member Dan Akryod will also feature in the film.
Original Ghostbuster Bill Murray has been confirmed as making an appearance in Paul Feig’s upcoming all female reboot of the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 64 year old actor played Dr. Peter Venkman in the original 1984 film, as well as reprising the role in 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II.
Bill Murray will be making an appearance in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters.
Feig’s reboot features an all female lead cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the group of ghost hunters, with Chris Hemsworth also set for a supporting role. It is expected to hit theatres on July 22, 2016.
Continue reading: Bill Murray Confirmed As Making Appearance In 'Ghostbusters' Reboot
The original Ghostbuster will have a small cameo in the upcoming all female reboot.
Dan Aykroyd has confirmed he will be making a cameo in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot which stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig. The 63 year old actor played Dr. Raymond Stantz in the franchise’s original 1984 movie and later reprised the role in 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II.
Dan Aykroyd will appear in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.
In a now deleted tweet Aykroyd wrote, "On GB set shooting my scene with funny beautiful Kristen Wiig lady GB'S are adorable, hilarious and badass Exhilarating! #ghostbusters.” The actor’s cameo has since been confirmed by his reps to Entertainment Weekly, with no other details on the been provided.
Continue reading: Dan Aykroyd Confirms He Will Make A Cameo In New 'Ghostbusters' Movie
Paul Feig has shared the first picture of the ‘Ghostbusters’ cast in full costume complete with proton pack and Ecto-1 car.
Director Paul Feig has shared the first picture of the Ghostbusters cast in costume. Feig has been teasing the release of the image for a number of weeks after sharing a number of sneak peeks with his fans on social media. The official image shows actors Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kat McKinnon all kitted up and ready to take on the paranormal.
Melissa McCarthy stars in Ghostbusters.
Filming has begun on the all-female reboot of the classic comedy and now we’ve been given a sneak peek at the ladies’ uniforms.
Director Paul Feig has given fans their first look at the new Ghostbusters uniforms on Twitter, sharing an image of the four costumes hanging on a rail along with the hashtag whatyougonnawear. The pic shows that the ladies’ costumes will very much be in keeping with the classic Ghostbusters look, albeit with a modern twist.
'Jurassic World' has knocked it out of the park, passing the $200million mark in its opening weekend in America.
We all knew it would be big. Bring back the Jurassic Park franchise after a gap of 14 years, add Chris Pratt and a fearsome new dinosaur into the mix, and push the Steven Spielberg connection (albeit as executive producer), and Universal has undoubtedly got a hit on its hands.
Chris Pratt: now one of Hollywood's most bankable stars
But it's not until after Jurassic World's opening weekend that anyone knew quite how big it would be. The film has debuted in the US with a whopping $204.6million, doubling the studio's original weekend estimate, Box Office Mojo reports.
Continue reading: 'Jurassic World' Claims Second-Biggest Weekend Ever In America
The long-awaited fourth film in the 'Jurassic Park' franchise is smashing expectations at the US box office.
Dinosaurs ruled the earth 65 million years ago, and now they're ruling the box office, with Jurassic World making an estimated $82.8million in America by the end of Friday.
Chris Pratt and his wife Anna Faris at the Jurassic World premiere
Outperforming most analysts' predictions, the film has scored the third-best Friday opening on record, according to Box Office Mojo, placing it behind only Avengers: Age of Ultron ($84.4m) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($91m).
Continue reading: 'Jurassic World' Roars Into Cinemas With Monster Opening
Over the weekend, 'Spy' took over the box office entirely, shoving all opposition out of the way.
'Spy', Melissa McCarthy's latest hit action comedy with her 'Bridesmaids'/'The Heat' director Paul Feig, clocked up an impressive $86.5 million worldwide in its first weekend. The film's US debut ($30m) was considered a bit soft, which pundits say may be due to audience frustration with McCarthy's less enjoyable recent films 'The Identity Thief' and 'Tammy'. But 'Spy' has a 7.6/10 audience rating at IMDb and an impressive critics' score of 95% positive at Rotten Tomatoes.
Melissa McCarthy stars in 'Spy'
This has already put 'Spy' into the top 100 of spy movies as ranked by Box Office Mojo. 'Despicable Me 2', 'Skyfall' and 'The Bourne Ultimatum' hold the top three slots, followed by three 'Mission: Impossible' films and two 'Austin Powers' movies.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy's 'Spy' Storms The Box Office
Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Spy’ has taken the box office top spot this weekend.
Melissa McCarthy's Spy has come out on top at the US box office this weekend after taking an estimated $30 million in theatres between Friday and Sunday. The comedy stars McCarthy as a secret agent tasked with stopping an arms dealer from selling a nuclear weapon in her first big assignment.
Melissa McCarthy has impressed critics and movie-goers with Spy.
The comedy has gained positive reviews from critics and so far holds a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is McCarthy’s third collaboration with director Paul Feig who previously worked with the actress on 2011’s Bridesmaids and 2013 comedy The Heat. Overseas Spy has so far made $25.6 million in 54 markets, bringing the film’s worldwide total to $86.5 million.
Horror takes on comedy in cinemas this weekend, but there's no clear winner based on Friday's estimates.
As ticket sales for Dwayne Johnson's San Andreas cool off a little, two very different films are vying for the number-one spot this week: the third (but probably not the last) instalment of the Insidious horror series, and Melissa McCarthy's crime comedy Spy. And they're neck and neck after one day in cinemas according to Box Office Mojo - Insidious has made $10.4million, while Spy is slightly behind with $10.25m.
Lin Shaye (the one on the right)
The directorial debut of actor-writer Leigh Whannell, Insidious: Chapter 3 has received a warmer critical reception than many people expected, but its opening-day haul is roughly half what the second film in the series made in its first 24 hours, meaning it will likely end the weekend with a considerably lower total than Chapter 2's $40.3m.
Continue reading: 'Insidious' And 'Spy' Are Neck And Neck At US Box Office
After her outburst towards a journalist last year over her appearance in 'Tammy', Melissa McCarthy has earned new respect from her work on 'Spy', giving her a new platform to speak from.
With her new movie 'Spy' already proving to be a huge hit with both critics and audiences, Melissa McCarthy has been able to open up about some serious issues she sees in Hollywood. And as a victim of discrimination both as a woman and as a plus-size actress, she has a lot to say.
Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'
Describing Hollywood sexism as an "intense sickness", she finally snapped when a journalist criticised her appearance in last summer's 'Tammy'. "It was kind of, 'How dare women not look beautiful, perfect and attractive in a movie'," McCarthy says. "But I put a lot of time and effort into having Tammy not look like she cared about herself, that was part of how I felt she felt on the inside."
Continue reading: 'Spy' Gives Melissa McCarthy A Platform To Speak Out
The ace partnership between filmmaker Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy evolves into something formidable with this raucous action comedy, which simultaneously spoofs the espionage genre and provides some genuine thrills. From ensemble player (Bridesmaids) to costar (The Heat) and now to the star of the show, McCarthy finds a role worthy of her talents, subverting rather than exploiting her distinct physicality.
She plays Susan Cooper, a desk-jockey at the CIA who works with the field agents, guiding them by radio link through their dangerous paces. When star spy Bradley Fine (Jude Law) is taken out of service and all other top agents have their covers blown, the boss (Allison Janney) has little choice but to send the well-trained Susan into the field to take down the villainous arms dealer Rayna (Rose Byrne). With her best pal Nancy (Miranda Hart) as her office-bound helper, Susan gets into a series of disguises and travels to Paris, Rome and then Budapest. And despite the constant attempts of rogue agent Rick Ford (Jason Statham) to "help" her, Susan gets ever closer to Rayna and her gangster buyer Sergio (Bobby Cannavale).
The relatively simple plot is overcrowded with characters and subplots that add absurd layers of humour to the film, almost all of which are genuinely hilarious. Best of all, none of the laughs come at the expense of Susan, a capable, smart, witty woman who's the perfect alter ego for McCarthy (and certainly much more engaging than her obnoxious-slob persona in The Heat or Tammy). She has terrific chemistry with all of her costars, flirting shamelessly with the Bond-like Law, an amusingly swaggering Statham and especially the purringly hysterical Byrne. As always, the great Janney steals every one of her few scenes. Less effective is an extended goofy cameo by Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, who at least shows willing to dive into some ridiculous comedy. There's also another terrific foil in Susan's local contact Aldo, played with leering, opportunistic relish by Peter Sarafinowicz.
Continue reading: Spy Review
Melissa McCarthy made a name for herself in 'Bridesmaids', and is now getting a chance to hold a movie up on her name alone.
Melissa McCarthy's new action-comedy 'Spy' marks a leap in her career from supporting goofball (she was Oscar nominated for 'Bridesmaids') to co-lead (alongside Sandra Bullock in 'The Heat') and now to carrying a major blockbuster on her own shoulders. It's no coincidence that all three of these movies are directed by Paul Feig, a filmmaker who has long thought that more films should be centred on strong, funny women.
Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'
McCarthy grew up in Illinois, and describes her family as "a bunch of funny men who think women are really funny. I didn't grow up with a sense that people thought any differently."
Continue reading: 'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out
Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy have another hit in the form of 'Spy'.
With Bridesmaids, The Heat and Tammy, Melissa McCarthy has already established herself as one of the finest comedy actresses on the planet though in Paul Feig's latest movie Spy, the 44-year-old from Illinois has arguably cemented herself as the finest comedy actress on the planet.
Melissa McCarthy is secret agent Susan Cooper in Paul Feig's Spy
In it, she stars as Susan Cooper, an unassuming CIA analyst and unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous mission. However, when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate a world of deadly arms dealers and prevent a global disaster. The critics are uproarious.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Delivers Her Tour-de-Force With Stunning 'Spy'
The 'Spy' star is launching her own clothing range, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, partially to address the lack of choice and "segregation" in mainstream shopping outlets.
Melissa McCarthy has taken a stand against the fashion and shopping industries, and wants to stop the body-shaming of plus-size women.
The 44 year old star of the new movie Spy was talking to More magazine recently for its June edition, and spoke about the frustrations that plus-size shoppers frequently face in malls. “People don’t stop at size 12,” she explained. “I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number.”
Melissa McCarthy at the premiere of 'Spy'
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy On How Malls Body Shame Plus-Size Women
Melissa McCarthy was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (18th May). Check out the pictures!
Melissa McCarthy has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on Tuesday (19th May). The 44-year-old actress was overwhelmed with the honour and still couldn't believe someone wasn't "just kidding" her!
Melissa McCarthy with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Honoured With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame [Pictures]
Tom Rothman is already making tough decisions at Sony.
Tom Rothman is already making some big decisions in his new role as chairman of Sony, including cutting the budget of Paul Feig's forthcoming all-female Ghostbusters movie. The movie is planned for July 2016.
Tom Rothman is the new head honcho at Sony
The outgoing chairman Amy Pascal had the movie penned at a hefty $169 million - including $14 million for lead Melissa McCarthy and over $10 million for Feig. Although Rothman couldn't move the talent fees, he had the script tweaked to reduce the cost to $154 million - just a few million above his $150 million target.
Continue reading: Tom Rothman Cuts Budget On 'Ghostbusters' By $15 Million
Feig was speaking at the South by Southwest Festival where his new comedy 'Spy' is showing.
Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming all female Ghostbusters reboot has been at SXSW this weekend, showing his latest offering Spy starring Melissa McCarthy. But when the director took some time out to speak to Vanity Fair his attentions quickly moved to the problems women still face in Hollywood, something which he now has first hand experience with thanks to Ghostbusters.
Paul Feig will direct the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot
“The Internet is really funny – I love it, but I hate it at the same time,” Feig told the magazine. “The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone’s so happy and you’re like, ‘This is great.’ Then comes the second wave and you’re like, Oh my God. Some of the most vile, misogynistic shit I’ve ever seen in my life.”
McCarthy's newest film looks set to be a good one
Funny woman Melissa McCarthy has f-bombed her way onto the big screen with another hilarious performance, this time in new action comedy movie, Spy.
Melissa McCarthy plays an unlikely CIA operative in, Spy
Playing a CIA analyst in her new flick, McCarthy's character is unaccustomed to the day-to-day life of an operative out on the road and rarely sees the action from the comfort of her cosy office.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy's New Film, Spy, Teases With Its Trailer
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