Ghostbusters: A Bunch Of Big Name Hollywood Dudes Want In On This Reboot

Channing TatumAs those hacked Sony emails gradually leak out online, it raises all kinds of troubling moral questions and implications, but one upside is that we get to hear about all kinds of crazy ass ideas people have had for movies. For example, there’s that insane Men in Black/21 Jump Street mash up that someone suggested. It’s like people will just toss out whatever the hell idea pops into their head as a movie pitch. Granted, sometimes that’s exactly what the Hollywood process feels like, but these private correspondences really drive that home. There’s been a lot of interest surrounding Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, and the emails now show that it’s not just funny women who have an eye on this franchise, but some big name dudes want to get in on the fun as well. And one of the ideas sounds just ludicrous enough to be a total blast.

So far we’ve heard that Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Lizzy Caplan, Emma Stone, and Amy Schumer are all down to appear in Feig’s female-fronted film, and that Rebel Wilson has actually spoken to the director about the script. Now, according to the avalanche of emails that the Daily Beast has sorted through, Channing Tatum wants his own spinoff of the new Ghostbusters, and he wants it to costar Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt. That could be ridiculous, and a lot of fun.

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Ryan Gosling And Zac Efron Rumored For Star Wars: Episode VII

GosFronIt’s been nine months since it was first announced that Disney had bought Lucasfilm, and Star Wars, lock, stock, and barrell. Since then we’ve seen a zillion different rumors about what the future of George Lucas’ beloved franchise will look like. Far fewer have been the actual, confirmed details: J.J. Abrams as director, with Toy Story 3’s Michael Arndt penning the script for Episode VII, and Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg working on other planned Star Wars spin-off movies. Something we haven’t had for a while is a casting rumor, and that’s changed today: scuttlebutt says Disney may be circling Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron for roles in the upcoming Star Wars sequel.


The news comes from the folks at Latino Review, who have a pretty good track record for this kind of thing. LR’s Kellvin Chavez reports that an unnamed source says that Gosling and Efron’s names have been “thrown around a lot” recently, which obviously is a long way from an official confirmation. Still, it’s definitely plausible, especially in the case of Gosling, who’s young, talented, and a hot property at the moment. (As for Efron, well, he’s young. That’s one out of three, at least.)

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