Rumor Patrol: Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Offered Roles in ‘Ghostbusters 3′

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Jonah Hill and Emma Stone in Superbad Rumor Patrol: Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Offered Roles in Ghostbusters 3

Way back in 2008 Screen Rant reported that the already long-gestating sequel Ghostbusters 3 was finally moving forward into production. From there onwards, the rumors and promises and setbacks danced around in a circle for years, and as 2013 begins to draw to a close, there’s still no fixed shooting schedule nor any actors attached to it other than writer and producer Dan Aykroyd.

The only reason that we haven’t given up on Ghostbusters 3 entirely is Aykroyd’s fervent dedication to keeping the home fires burning for it, even after all these years. A major development came at the end of last year when Bill Murray, who has repeatedly spoken out against the idea of making Ghostbusters 3 and declined to star in it, lost the franchise rights and with them the ability to block the film from being put into production.

Most of the updates that we’ve had over the past year or so have started with the words, “Dan Aykroyd says…” and so to redress the balance a little here is a Ghostbusters 3 rumor from a source that isn’t Aykroyd (as far as we know). Schmoes Know, a site that has published casting rumors for Fantastic Four, Terminator 5 and Batman vs. Superman, says that Jonah Hill and Emma Stone (Superbad) have been offered roles in Ghostbusters 3 as Jeremy and Anna, respectively.

Bill Murray Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters 3 Rumor Patrol: Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Offered Roles in Ghostbusters 3

The two young actors do fit with Aykroyd’s description of Ghostbusters 3‘s plot, which will apparently focus on Columbia physics students as the new team of paranormal investigators, and this is also the time at which casting should start taking place if Aykroyd is to meet his goes of beginning production in early 2014.

Both Hill and Stone seem like good picks for this kind of comedy adventure, but at this point it’s still difficult to tell how reliable the source is. Schmoes Know has made a lot of big claims regarding major projects, but it’s too soon to tell if any of them are true. The first test will probably be official news about casting for theĀ Fantastic Four reboot, as Schmoes Know recently claimed to have confirmation that Michael B. Jordan has definitely signed on to play Johnny Storm.

If this rumor is true then it doesn’t mean that Hill or Stone actually intend to take the roles – only that they have been offered to them. That said, if casting is starting to come together then it could be a positive sign for Ghostbusters 3, and the first step out of the mires of development hell.


Ghostbusters 3 will be out in theaters at some point (maybe).

Source: Schmoes Know

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  1. I don’t know why, but I just can’t stand Jonah Hill. Emma Stone is a different story, haha. But I’ve learned to believe any story about this film until I see a trailer.

  2. At this point, I could care less…..about who they cast….just give me Ghostbusters 3! (although I’d prefer Josh Gad over Jonah Hill)

    • Shouldn’t we just start a Dan Aykroyd fund raiser that way the real star of the show keeps his wish?

      Hail HYDRA!

      • Hail HYDRA!

      • AA Kickstarter would be awesome.

  3. Ok. Sure. Good start. Get this going.

  4. ohoho god no. no no no no no no no. God, please no.

    • Boy!! You must really hate Jonah Hill.

      • Jonah Hill in GB3, F@ck me, fight?

  5. @Matt, I agree. I don’t think Jonah Hill is that funny, and I don’t understand the hype surrounding him. And I can’t stand to look at his face. It sucks.

  6. Don’t really like jonah hill, but emma stone is awesome.

  7. who is this schmoe’s know people? And why do all of today’s rumors seem to be linked to them? Seems a little sketch to me…

    Still, a new generation of Ghostbusters would probably be what is best if we are gonna have anything at all. I’d rather see a new take than a stale rehash. And I am a huge fan of the first two. But I don’t wanna see Murray phoning it in anyway.

    You want a legit Ghostbusters 3, play the video game that came out a few years ago. That’s as close to a true sequel as we are gonna get.

  8. Just make it all about sex like the original, Murray would come back for that.

  9. Not really interested in Ghostbusters 3 but if Emma Stone and Jonah Hill is in it, count me in.

  10. I like Emma Stone but don’t find Jonah Hill funny at all. Never have I laughed at anything Jonah has done.

    • “I hope you have hobo-stab insurance” – Jonah Hill, one of my favorite funny movie quotes.


      • Was that supposed to be funny?

        • For them it was. Your hatred of it doesn’t mean others can’t like it.

  11. I wonder what Anthony thinks about this?

  12. My list of actors to choose from would be:

    Ben Stiller
    Paul Rudd
    Jack Black
    Zach Galifinakis
    Andy Samberg
    Leslie Bibb
    Kristin Wigg
    Chris Pratt
    James Franco
    Adam Scott
    Simon Pegg
    Nick Frost

    Other oddball choices that could be interestingly funny:
    Daniel Radcliffe
    Robert Downey Jr
    Colin Farrell
    Michelle Williams
    Chloe Moretz
    Mark Wahlberg
    Aaron Paul
    Shia Lebeouf

    • no Bill Hader? come on dude, he’d be PERFECT as a ghostbuster.

      I want Bill Hader as a ghostbuster, not a “younger generation” (the key term, young) I’d rather them be in their mid-30s.

      • Great call on Hader!

    • Dan Fogler, Patrick Warburton, Bryan Cranston, and Deon Cole.

      And Jake Johnson as Oscar.

      • This is how I’d see GB3…

        Bill Hader, ?, Jake Johnson, Anthony Mackie, ?

        dunno who else, but those 3.. those 3..

        • I’d watch that.

  13. I know it’s a comedy, but they should get dramatic actors for the movie. Comedies are too slapstick and over the top nowadays. Ghostbusters was funny, but it was actually really earnest in its tone and look. I have no problem with Stone or Hill being in it, but they better not ham it up like in every other comedy made these days.

  14. Would rather see them team up for Superbad 2 than GB3.

  15. C’mon Jonah Hill is good in almost everything he does. It will be nice to see him and Emma get back together.

  16. This ghost can disappear…no interest here.

  17. These guys as comic reliefs…

    Maybe Jonah Hill would be fit to do the CGI part for Slimer?

  18. Jonah Hill is not a comic…he doesn’t have that timing…if he’s funny in a movie it’s usually written for him or he plays the insecure guy

    you need comedians with the presence that Aykroyd and Murray have…like Kevin Hart and Bill Hader they can make any situation funny.

  19. it would be a huge missed oppertunity to not cast the gang from always sunny as the new ghostbusters. if not all four at the very least charlie day or even glenn howerton. they fit the style of ghostbusters perfectly.

  20. No Bill Murray…No Ghostbusters..It’s that simple.

  21. Screen Rant – a subsidiary of Schnows Moes

  22. We all know why Jonah is in the film.