Paul Feig is being courted to direct and produce a “Ghostbusters” comedy reboot.

Feig is not helming “Ghostbusters 3″ or another sequel, in any sense of the word, as has been incorrectly reported.

The movie is a total reboot most likely with female characters played by comedic actresses in the ghostbusting roles, according to sources. The script will be written from scratch.

Now this is a reboot I want to see.

Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin will get their own movie as Beth and Gina, members of Melissa McCarthy’s character’s family.

Because duh.

"Susan Cooper," which is being developed as a potential franchise in the same tone as "The Heat," will be a realistic comedy about a female James Bond-type — rather than a spoof along the lines of "Spy Hard."

He’ll write, direct and produce the film for Fox.

It’s not about romance or anything. I wanted it to be kind of groundbreaking in that way because I feel like so much stuff for women always has to have, “Okay, we have to have some nod to the ladies.” Nah, nobody is desperately trying to find a boyfriend, or is upset about this or that. It’s cool to play two women characters who are just great at what they do; them being women doesn’t affect anything really other than that these are two funny women.
Director Paul Feig on his new Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock buddy cop comedy. (Yes, please.) Here’s the trailer. (via entertainmentweekly)
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Talent and Presenters Announced for the 2012 Comedy Awards!
Along with the previously announced Robin Williams, who will receive the “Stand-Up Icon” award, and Don Rickles, who will be presented with the “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” by Jon Stewart, the show will feature presenters Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph and Adam Scott.
Other guests include Hannibal Buress, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K, Chevy Chase, Paul Feig, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Annie Mumolo, Amber Nash, Jim O’Heir, Chris Parnell, Amy Poehler, The Gregory Brothers, Aisha Tyler and Kristen Wiig.
As if that wasn’t enough, Andy Richter will be returning as the show’s announcer, and The Roots will once again perform as the Comedy Awards house band.
More talent will be announced as the ceremony approaches. The second annual Comedy Awards tape in New York this Saturday and air on Comedy Central, Sunday, May 6 at 9/8c.

comedycentral:

Talent and Presenters Announced for the 2012 Comedy Awards!

Along with the previously announced Robin Williams, who will receive the “Stand-Up Icon” award, and Don Rickles, who will be presented with the “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” by Jon Stewart, the show will feature presenters Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph and Adam Scott.

Other guests include Hannibal Buress, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K, Chevy Chase, Paul Feig, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Annie Mumolo, Amber Nash, Jim O’Heir, Chris Parnell, Amy Poehler, The Gregory Brothers, Aisha Tyler and Kristen Wiig.

As if that wasn’t enough, Andy Richter will be returning as the show’s announcer, and The Roots will once again perform as the Comedy Awards house band.

More talent will be announced as the ceremony approaches. The second annual Comedy Awards tape in New York this Saturday and air on Comedy Central, Sunday, May 6 at 9/8c.

Paul Feig on Twitter

Come on Feig, don’t let them pigeon hole you like that.

Deadline reports the film under wraps, newly minted project is about an unconventional relationship between a man and the woman he is obsessed with. The roles are modeled around Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy, though none of them are physically signed on.

Alec Baldwin is mulling a run for mayor of New York City now that kinky Congressman Anthony Weiner appears to have sexted himself out of the 2013 race.

The “30 Rock” star, who has long talked about running for political office, believes Weinergate has shaken up the field of candidates enough that he might have a chance to win, a friend of the actor told The Daily.

“Alec said, ‘Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted,’ ” said Baldwin’s pal.

“The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill.”

Baldwin, a die-hard Democrat originally from Massapequa, a suburb on Long Island, N.Y., has said 2012 will be his last year on “30 Rock,” which would free him up for a 2013 mayoral run.

Jack Donaghy: I can’t have bedbugs. I went to Princeton. 
Kenneth Parcell: Sir, everyone can get them. Back in Stone Mountain, even the mayor had them, and she was a horse. 

Who knows? I mean, it depends how we do in the next couple weeks, but I know there’s definitely … it’s already been brought up. So, um, you know, when you get a group that’s this deep and this good, it’s a crime to not use them again. You just want to make sure that you do it as well as you did the first one and try to make it better, even. So, we’re up for the challenge

Paul Feig re: the possibility of a Bridesmaids sequel | Vulture

Melissa McCarthy responded to the question as well, “I will show up wherever these guys tell me to go. If it’s a play in their backyard, I will gladly do it. I’ll do kids’ parties for them, I’ll do bar mitzvahs; I’m in.”

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In an interview with The LA Times, Paul Feig reveals that he’s developing a comedy vehicle for Jon Hamm. There’s no details beyond that, but the prospect of seeing Jon Hamm lead a comedy is worth rejoicing about.