Exclusive: Melissa McCarthy talks Ghostbusters

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.”

And speaking of that cast, McCarthy is confident that she and her co-stars can give Feig’s reboot a totally fresh flavour…

“Absolutely. For sure. Yes because it's a female cast, but also because is going to put a really modern, current twist on it. It will be scary and have good action. He pulls from the classics but he's a very modern director. I truly believe they could
not have picked a better director to launch that franchise.”

Ghostbusters will open in the US on 22 July 2016, with a UK date yet to be confirmed.

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