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:
The Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms just added four new cast members. Variety reports that Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Kaitlin Olson, and Michael Pena have just joined the cast and will play Four Corners cops, joining previously announced cast Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, and cameos from original Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. The reboot has been filming in Georgia and New Mexico and will make the directorial debut of Horrible Bosses writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. It's currently slated for an October 9, 2015 release.
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, [...]
Real Genius might be coming to the small screen. Deadline reports that the 1985 film starring Val Kilmer is currently being developed by Sony TV and Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison as a single-cam workplace comedy for NBC with a script commitment. The series was written by Workaholics co-executive producer Craig DiGregorio and Workaholics/Parks and Rec writer David King and will be a present-day reboot centered on "the relationship between a rock star-like genius — the character played by Kilmer in the movie — and a sheltered, naive co-worker." Click through to watch the original Real Genius trailer:
It's been a while since there was an update on the long in-the-works Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, but today THR reports that the film just added two big stars. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are both currently in negotiations to join the reboot; Hemsworth will play the husband of Rusty's sister Audrey (who has not yet been cast) while Day will make a cameo as a river rafting guide. The reboot's previously announced cast includes Christina Applegate as Rusty's wife as well as original Vacation couple Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo in cameo roles. The film is set to begin shooting next [...]