Sony Email Hack Reveals ‘Ghostbusters’ Spinoff WIth Tatum And Pratt

The internet went berserk after finding out the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3 would actually be a rogue Ghostbusters sequel that had no part in the previous two films. Once Paul Fieg (Bridesmaids) was announced as director, news broke that the film would also feature an all-female Ghostbusters team. And because of the Sony email hacks, we’ve found who exactly has experessed interest in being a part of the new ghost hunting squad. In an email from Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, she lists Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, and Lizzy Caplan as possible contenders who are interested in the project. It also turns out there’s a male lead part in the film, and Ryan Gosling has already taken a meeting to discuss starring in the role. Ghostbusters starring Ryan Gosling amongst a bunch of women? Not sure if this will suit most fanboys.

But this isn’t too surprising. We knew they would cast Hollywood’s most popular to bring back the Ghostbusters franchise. It’s news of the spinoff sequel to that movie that has got the internet working hard today. An email to Amy Pascal from Channing Tatum dated August 21st has Tatum excited about doing a Ghostbusters movie with Sony.

Tatum’s email read:

Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a HUGE BATMAN BEGINS MOVIE. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. COME OONNNN!!!

He writes the best emails, doesn’t he? In a later email with Hannah Minghella, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures (the studio that released the original Ghostbusters films), information is revealed that the film would co-star Chris Pratt and be produced by The Russo Brothers (the guys who directed Captain America 2) and be directed by Paul Fieg as well. The movie would also exist in the same universe as the all female Ghostbusters movie.

Minghella writes in the email:

They want to make it simultaneously super scary while also super funny. They love the idea that they are mortal heroes who are believers in the paranormal and the only people who can defend mankind from a paranormal threat. I know we’re mid negotiations with Paul [Feig]. I’m not sure whether we’d ever develop two different versions simultaneously. Joe Russo is open to the idea that both movies could be developed in partnership so they compliment one another within the same Ghostbusters universe. Apparently the Russos are very close to Paul and Joe suggested Paul could be attached to direct both. Personally I think it’s possible for the female version to co-exist with this other version so maybe they’re not mutually exclusive.

Obviously this information isn’t set in stone at all. Emails and notions go back and forth all of the time in Hollywood, but it’s one of the more interesting leaks from the Sony hack to involve something I’m actually interested in and somewhat informative. Personally, I’d love to see Tatum and Chris Pratt co-starring in a Ghostbusters movie, especially if it’s, as they say, super scary while also super funny. I’m in.

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source: The Daily Beast