‘Ghostbusters’ reboot: Rebel Wilson has meeting about role

'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig is working on a new 'Ghostbusters' movie starring 'hilarious women'

Rebel Wilson has confirmed she’s in the running for a role in the female-led Ghostbusters reboot.

Bridesmaids‘ Paul Feig announced in October that he is directing and co-writing a new Ghostbusters movie starring “hilarious women”. Since then, actresses including Melissa McCarthy, Anna Faris and Emma Stone have been linked to the project.

Now Pitch Perfect star Wilson has revealed she has been approached about a part in the reboot. “I have had a meeting,” she said during an appearance on America’s Today show. “But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished…”

The Aussie comedy actress, soon to be seen in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, then said of the project: “I’d do [it] for free. I probably shouldn’t say that live on TV!”

Ghostbusters first hit cinemas in 1984 and followed three paranormal investigators played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, who died earlier this year. The original cast returned to take on the resurgence of spectral activity in New York for a sequel released in 1989.

Since then, Murray has been famously non-committal about returning to the role of Peter Venkman, and a mooted third film was stuck in development hell for well over a decade before Feig signed up for the planned female-led reboot.