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11 Who Should be Cast in Ghostbusters 3?

by | 9th, October 2014


Shown in this scene from the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters" are Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, center, and Harold Ramis. (AP Photo)


AS you may have heard, Ghostbusters 3 is definitely happening.

However, there’s a twist writer and director Paul Feig says the new film will be an all-female Ghostbusters cast and he will be writing it alongside Kate Dippold (from Parks and Recreation).

Of course, some fanboiz are spitting feathers over this, as an all-female Ghostbusters isn’t what they had in mind at all. However, if the casting is right, this could be a brilliant addition to the franchise.

Feig said on Twitter: “It’s official. I’m making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That’s who I’m gonna call.”

So who could Feig cast? There’s a wealth of brilliant and funny actresses out there and everyone will have a shortlist of their own. Here are some of our favourites.


Tina Fey

Tina Fey is one of the funniest humans on the planet. Whether she’d take the Ghostbusters role is another matter, but producers should be throwing money at her.


Mayim Bialik

Perfect for the Egon role, Bialik has played Amy in The Big Bang Theory (and is a scene-stealer throughout).  She could easily pull off the furrowed brow of Egon and made you die laughing by falling over a hat-stand.



Emma Stone

For a wise-ass Bill Murray sort offering up pithy one-liners, the fantastically likeable Emma Stone could provide the sarcasm that Ghostbusters thrives on.



Amy Poehler

Another SNL great, Poehler could play the gawky Dan Aykroyd role of likeable, bumbling and hilarious Ray character. Poehler is fabulous in Parks and Recreation and is talented enough to slot into any cast.



Maya Rudolph

Yet another of SNL’s second golden generation, Maya Rudolph can pretty much do anything thrown at her. She played it relatively straight in the wonderful ‘Bridesmaids’ but is also completely unafraid of pulling ugly-ass faces for laughs. If there’s a funny singing scene with a ghoul written for the Ghostbusters 3, then she’s just the actor for the job.



Jennifer Lawrence

Everyone’s favourite, J-Law, would be just the sort of A-lister that would put bums on seats and, as she’s proven countless times, she’s not only a talented actor, but also, completely self-deprecating and piss-funny.



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