Rebel Wilson Has Met for Ghostbusters Role

It sounds like Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson may be getting ready to strap on a proton pack. Today had the chance to chat with the actress, who appears in next week’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and learned that Wilson has been approached for a role in Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot.

“I have had a meeting,” Wilson reveals. “But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished… I’d do that for free. I probably shouldn’t say that live on TV.”

Rumors surrounding a third Ghostbusters have been around for years, although things appear to finally be in motion with Feig claiming back in October that his take is a “total reboot” and hinting that he also has a few key cast members in mind.

Back in September, original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray revealed his own “fan cast” for a female-driven franchise reboot, listing Melissa McCarthy (BridesmaidsTammy), Kristen Wiig (BridesmaidsThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Linda Cardinelli (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Mad Men”) and Emma Stone (The HelpThe Amazing Spider-Man) as his top choices.

Wilson can be seen reprising her role as Fat Amy in the Elizabeth Banks-helmed Pitch Perfect 2, set to hit theaters May 15, 2015.

It’s a pretty safe bet that we’ll be hearing something more solid on Ghostbusters casting very soon, so check back for updates and confirmations as they become available.

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