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Amy Schumer Is Teaming Up with Paul Feig for a New Movie

Amy Schumer is about to make her big screen debut in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck this July, and now she already has another starring film role lined up. THR reports that Schumer is set to star in a Fox comedy produced by Paul Feig that Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele will rewrite from a script by Feig's The Heat and Ghostbusters collaborator Katie Dippold to "put the main character in Schumer's voice." Few plot details have been revealed, but it's described as an "action-comedy in the vein of Feig's The Heat and centers on a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong."

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I Bet I Would Really Like the Second Season of 'Other Space'

Recently I was in a bookstore, where I overheard one employee making fun of another’s embarrassing taste in comedy. “So you have like, a dumb sense of humor,” she said, “This is really revelatory.” The TV show she thought was so laughably bad was Broad City. Her coworker weakly tried to defend what some might call The Best Most Important Comedy I Can Currently Name Particularly When, Like Now, I Am Dumbed with Rage by How Smug This Store Clerk Was, but the girl stopped him. “I watched the pilot?” As if she had minored in Bevers Studies at NYU. “So, I got it.”

I think we can all agree, [...]

Everything We Know About the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

The lead cast of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot was revealed today, and it's an all-star group including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and current SNL superstars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. It's been a long and confusing wait since the rumored Ghostbusters sequel turned into a reboot from Bridesmaids director Feig, so here's a refresher on everything we know about the film so far:

Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence, and More Reportedly Want in on the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

One of the newer finds in the recently leaked Sony documents is an update on the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig. According to The Wrap, an October 8 email exchange between Ivan Reitman and Sony exec Amy Pascal reveals some of the actors who have already expressed interest in starring in Feig's all-women reboot:

Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we. present it but it's isn't a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise [...]

Katie Dippold Is Writing the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot for Paul Feig

It looks like the all-lady Ghostbusters reboot is moving forward. Following August's report that Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig was in talks with Sony to direct the long in-the-works sequel-turned-reboot, THR reports today that Feig's collaborator Katie Dippold — who penned the script for The Heat and has also written for MADtv and Parks and Recreation — has officially signed on to co-write the reboot with Feig. Dippold also recently finished writing the script for The Heat 2. No cast has been announced yet for the film, but hopefully someone involved considers some of Bill Murray's suggestions. Feig also gave an update on [...]

'The Edge': The Talent-Stacked '90s Sketch Show That Time Forgot

The Edge, a weekly sketch show, premiered on Fox over twenty years ago, back in 1992. It only lasted for a single 18 episode season and no one seems to remember it, but in hindsight it probably should have succeeded based purely on the talent involved. It had everything going for it: it was created and run by David Mirkin, who had put in a few years running Newhart, as well as working as a writer on It's Garry Shandling's Show, The Tracey Ullman Show, and Three's Company. He was coming fresh off

Watch the First Trailer for Paul Feig's Yahoo Series 'Other Space'

Almost a year ago Yahoo ordered eight episodes of a new sci-fi comedy from Paul Feig called Other Space, and the streaming network released the first trailer today. The series stars Karan Soni, Eugene Cordero, Milana Vayntrub, Conor Leslie, Neil Casey, Trace Beaulieu, and Joel Hodgson as a "ragtag bunch of space adventurers who accidentally end up in an alternate universe" and makes the first Feig-created series since Freaks and Geeks ended in 2000. The show premieres next Tuesday, April 14th on Yahoo.

Here's Your New 'Ghostbusters' Cast: Wiig, McCarthy, Jones, and McKinnon

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has its cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Negotiations are still ongoing, but it appears that this is pretty close to a done deal, with shooting scheduled to take place this summer in New York.

While McCarthy and Wiig were heavily rumored to be in the cast, other names such as Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence were being thrown around as well. As for the vibe of the movie, which is being written by The Heat writer Katie Dippold, Feig has said that he wants it to be "really [...]

Ernie Hudson Hates the Idea of an All-Women 'Ghostbusters' Reboot (Unless It's Sexy)

"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."

Fourth Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson gives his ridiculously sexist two cents on Paul Feig's in-the-works reboot in an interview with The Telegraph.

Paul Feig Might Direct a 'Ghostbusters' Reboot with Female Leads

Here's a new twist in the ongoing saga that is Ghostbusters III: According to Variety, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is currently in talks with Sony to direct an all-female Ghostbusters reboot with a brand new script. It's not clear yet whether the Feig reboot will replace the long in-the-works sequel, which original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman left in March after the death of Harold Ramis. In any case, Feig already has his next project lined up directing Melissa McCarthy in Spy, so there's plenty of time to either get angry about unnecessary reboots or assemble your lady Ghostbusters dream team.

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson Are Working on a Movie with Paul Feig

Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs aren't the only duo from Broad City with a movie in the works. THR reports that Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have sold an untitled comedy script to 20th Century Fox, and Bridesmaids' Paul Feig is attached to produce. Details on the film are being kept under wraps, but at this point Glazer and Jacobson are not attached to star. In any case, more movies written by the minds behind Broad City are always a good thing.

Melissa McCarthy Transforms Into a Cat Lady in the Latest 'Spy' Trailer

Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy's latest collaboration Spy hits theaters this summer, and 20th Century Fox dropped a brand new trailer today featuring McCarthy as a CIA employee who finally gets to leave the office for some good old fashioned spy work. Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, and Miranda Hart costar in the film, which hits theaters June 5th.

Here's the First Trailer for Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy's Newest Film 'Spy'

Before he gets to work on the Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig has another film with Melissa McCarthy coming to theaters called Spy, and the first trailer was just released. Costarring Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, and Miranda Hart, Spy follows McCarthy as a desk-bound CIA employee who finally gets a chance to lead an undercover mission and hits theaters this June.

Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Be "Really Scary" And Respect the Original Films

Following yesterday's news that he had teamed up with writer Katie Dippold to make the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig sat down with Entertainment Weekly to shed some light on his vision for the film. Feig put a lot of emphasis on his respect for the original films and the pressure of taking on a Ghostbusters movie especially in the wake of Harold Ramis's death and Bill Murray's lack of interest in continuing the franchise:

I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, [...]