We’ve got an exclusive update on Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters revamp for you this morning, with Melissa McCarthy telling us what we can expect from the new film.
“Oh my god, I cannot be more excited to reboot it,” says McCarthy. “I mean, I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan – who isn’t? I’ve seen that movie, like, 50,000 times. I just introduced it to my two kids, who loved it.”
“To get to work on such a great thing with that group of women is a dream,” she continues. I’ve known Kristen [Wiig] forever, and I know Kate [McKinnon] and Leslie [Jones] from SNL, so it’s just going to be a blast.”
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03-15: “SPY” – 2015 SXSW MUSIC, FILM + INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL
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Melissa McCarthy shows Jason Statham and Jude Law how the action-hero game is played.
Melissa McCarthy comes into her own as a comic star in Spy, stepping out from recent supporting- and co-headlining roles to become the big screen A-lister she promised to be in 2011’s Bridesmaids. Lampooning the alpha-male conventions of the secret agent flick while transferring some of that badassery to an unlikely character, writer/director Paul Feig remains one of the best friends women in comedy have, managing to get yuks from fat-lady jokes while mocking a world that treats such women like they’re invisible. Laugh-stuffed and making excellent use of its marquee-grade supporting cast, it promises to be a home run in its early summer release.
Melissa McCarthy is planning a two-pronged attack to launch her new women’s collection in August.
In addition to hitting department and specialty stores in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. for the fall selling season, an e-commerce site will go live at the same time.
The e-tail site for Melissa McCarthy Seven7, which is designed by the actress and manufactured by Sunrise Brands, will be available under the Melissamccarthy.com name. It will be managed by McCarthy and Gerard Guez, chairman and chief executive officer of Sunrise Brands, which will operate the site through its digital group.
Comedies “Mom,” “Mike & Molly” and “2 Broke Girls” have earned early pickups from CBS, although news of the Chuck Lorre sitcoms’ return leaked out via social media a day before the network was formally ready to make the announcement.
“Mom” will be heading into its third season, while “Mike & Molly” will be in its sixth season. “2 Broke Girls,” which is exec produced by Michael Patrick King and Michelle Nader, will be going into its fifth season.
“Mom” has growing critical buzz, and Allison Janney’s Emmy win last year for her work in season one likely sealed the deal. “Mike & Molly,” which stars Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell, has been a utility player for the Eye, although there are questions about how long McCarthy will stick with the show once her current deal expires as her film career continues to blossom.
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Kathy Bates has joined Melissa McCarthy in Universal’s upcoming comedy Michelle Darnell.
McCarthy is toplining the movie, which will shoot in March with McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, in the director’s chair.
The script, written by McCarthy and Falcone alongside their Groundlings collaborator Steve Mallory, centers on a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart with the help of a former assistant, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Bates will play McCarthy’s tough, wealthy and eccentric mentor, whom McCarthy’s character wants so badly to emulate.
A “work in progress” cut of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, starring and written by Amy Schumer, plus the premiere of director Paul Feig’s upcoming Melissa McCarthy action-comedy, Spy, are among the blockbuster titles set to bow at this year’s South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival.
Organizers of the 22nd edition of the annual Austin meet-up, which runs from March 15 to 21, unveiled a diverse slate of 145 films — the most in SXSW history — including 60 from first-time filmmakers and 100 world premieres. The number of films eligible for prizes in juried competition is up to 20 — four more than in previous years.