‘Ghostbusters 3′ Casting Call; Is Anna Faris Onboard?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

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Ghostbusters 3 has shown rejuvenated signs of life over the past few months, and now the project – which has been in some form of development for around two decades now – may actually be moving forward.

Sony Pictures has reportedly sent out a casting call to Los Angeles and Chicago actors for the third Ghostbusters, which apparently could begin production by May 2011.

Here’s the unofficial description of The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky’s screenplay for Ghostbusters 3 (via Feature Film Auditions):

A ragtag group of paranormal researchers reopen their notorious ghost removal service, and a new generation of Ghostbusters is brought on board to be green slimed and trained to contain the mischievous spirits.

The Ghostbusters 3 script has apparently been fine-tuned and “handed over to Dan Aykroyd,” which seems to fit with the news that, despite his recent comments to the contrary, the screenplay is NOT being actually rewritten by the comedic actor after all.

While franchise stars Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Signourney Weaver are all listed as members of the Ghostbusters 3 cast, actress Anna Faris (the Scary Movie series) is is listed as a star of the flick as well. There’s no information about her role in the pic, but, assuming that this IS legitimate (and, considering the project’s history, it’s impossible not to be skeptical), we should find out more about her part in the near future.

Will Anna Faris appear in 'Ghostbusters 3'?

Ivan Reitman is listed as being back in the director’s chair for the Ghostbuster’s third outing, which we can only hope will be a return to form for the Oscar-nominated filmmaker, who has been at the helm of only three films over the past decade, including the so-so comedy Evolution; the painfully unfunny My Super Ex-Girlfriend; and next January’s rom-com, No Strings Attached.

The “passing the torch to a new generation” storyline of Ghostbusters 3 seems like a risky proposition, given what a pivotal role the onscreen chemistry between Aykroyd, Ramis, and Murray played in the success of Ghostbusters. It’s difficult to envision a whole new crew of comedic talents being brought in for a third film and being able to recapture the sly humor of the original. Plus, is there anyone out there who’s mastered the art of deadpan like Murray?

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Sony Pictures is aiming to release Ghostbusters 3 in theaters by Christmas 2012. Do you think they’ll actually keep to that date this time around?

Source: Sony Pictures (via Feature Film Auditions)

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  1. i hope it great

    • yh ghostbusters was awesome

  2. Wooo!!! Cant wait!!

  3. Christmas 2012? Uh-oh. It’ll be going up against The Hobbit and The Man of Steel.

  4. Wish the makers BEST LUCK with this )))

    GHOSTBUSTERS FOREVER !!!

  5. Oh please, oh PLEASE let Anna Farris be in it! She’s my favorite comedic actress!

  6. You asked who can deliver deadpan like Murray? My vote is Jay Baruchel, who would be fitting as a grown up “Oscar?”

  7. Who you gonna call?

    • My insurance company…

      • lol!

  8. Like i said be for will skip if they pass the torch in it.

    • Same here. Passing of the torch is just rediculous for this classic franchise.

  9. Oscar-Shia LaBeouf. no toher choice for the role, although Jay would be cool.

  10. I meant other.

  11. I wonder if Anna will be the first female Ghostbuster? I can see her being Venkman’s daughter and taking his place as the sarcastic one.

    • I see her more as the intern that Venkmen’s hits on, and causes an unneccesary love triangle with.

    • I was actually thinking the same thing man…

      If they pass the torch, i wont hate it, after all, if they make a forth film, bill murry wont do it, he didnt want to do this one after all, so this movie would make it so that the memories will never die… I could see, jonas hill in this movie, along with aaron johnson and maybe even mclovin?

      lol! i forgot his name…

      but she could be bills daughter, the sarcastic one, when jonas can play a more of lazy guy, aaron could play the good looking and brave guy, when mclovin could be the nerd…

      I think that would work…

    • Um….how can he have a daughter, he has a SON. Did you even watch GB2

      • Did you? Oscar is not his son…

        • SPOILERS

          Actually…the plot for this film reveals that Oscar is Venkmen and Dana’s love child.

  12. People will regret having a Ghostbusters III, just like everyone regrets Spielberg, Ford and Lucas got together for Indy IV. Reitman´s last funny movie was in the early 90´s. Bill Murray doesn´t want to do this (will phone-in his performance). Danny Aykroyd hasn´t been funny in ages. Ghostbusters II was ho-hum. Anna Faris? Wow. Why can´t they leave a classic movie alone?

  13. Ca$h. That’s why. Gotta milk it.

  14. Um no one has asked about if Rick Moranis is going to be in it. And brandon that sounds more like superbad 2 premise.

  15. I firmly support everything about this movie. You guys ask How can they pass the torch? Why wouldn’t you? They could have kept going with these movies in their prime but they didn’t. Now they are fat and old. Yet Ghostbusters, if done right, is a money maker. I think Anna Farris would make a great replacement for Annie Potts.
    As far as Oscar in this movie I would love to see Sean William Scott play that role. He is a great smart ass and would be great in that role.
    Then there is Bill Murray. If you look back on his historic career, you will find that some of his best roles… He didn’t want to do in the first place. Meatballs and Caddyshack he almost didn’t even show up for. They didn’t even dress him in Meatballs because they didn’t even know if he was going to show up until the very day he was scheduled to shoot. They shot all of that day with him wearing what he showed up wearing. They also had similar problems when the first Ghostbusters was in pre-production. He is hilarious but he is very weird. If he is playing a ghost then I think that is why he took the role. Just cause it is out of the norm, just like him.

  16. Young team of Ghostbusters? good idea, there are no shortage of storylines, the REAL ghostbusters cartoon had dozens of great plots.

    The spirit of Samhain, the patron ghost of Halloween would be a great one. and mike epps could be a good ghostbuster, and Danny McBride, maybe even dave chapelle.

    • Already covered on supernatural.

  17. I will support this what ever turn “they” decide to take…..I like what Tater is saying. The rest of the cast HAS to have talent to keep up with our favorites. Happy Christmas 2012!

  18. Can’t WAIT for this movie.

  19. I’m very put off by the addition of the “Junior Teen Gang” aspect of this. The preview is going to need to absolutely blow my mind before I’ll go see this.

  20. Can you tell me where you found that pic of Anna Farris? HOT