Lena Dunham And Melissa McCarthy Talk Ghostbusters Rumours

Ever since Paul Feig confirmed this month he’s working on an all-female Ghostbusters 3 the casting rumours have been flying, and yesterday two of the favourites to star Lena Dunham and Melissa McCarthy addressed the speculation.

Feig will be teaming up with his writer on The Heat, Katie Dippold, for the hugely anticipated movie, which has been in the works for years, and this time Bill Murray and co will be swapped for a girl power cast.

“My favorite thing to do is work with funny women. I was like, what if it was an all female cast? If they were all women? Suddenly, my mind kind of exploded: that would be really fun,” the director has said. Original star Murray has already given his cast suggestions, naming Melissa, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, and Emma Stone as his dream line-up, with Feig agreeing that that is “an awesome cast.”

Luckily Melissa and Lena were both appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, and of course the subject came up. After a rowdy game of Heads Up on the show, Ellen casually said as she was saying goodbye to the funny ladies “I think the three of us, we should maybe do Ghostbusters together.”

Are they in or out?

Lena declared: “I have to say, since I’ve heard that rumor I think every lady in town who fancies herself a jokester wants in,” but before she could actually say an outright yes or no to her involvement, she deflected the attention to Melissa. “I heard you’re in Melissa,” quipped the Girls star. “I’m not in. I’m not in!” Melissa insisted. So we’re actually no closer to finding out the truth, thanks ladies.

Feig himself has already said he’s made no final decision on casting yet. “For me there’s so many ways I can go with this because there are so many funny women that’s going to be the hardest thing to narrow down is who to put in,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I’ve got a lot of ideas on that but nobody set in stone. That’s part of the fun for me is figuring out what’s the best combo, what’s going to be relevant and fun. Bottom line: I just want the best, funniest cast.”