Leslie Jones slams plans for a new 'Ghostbusters' movie as 'insulting'

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Leslie Jones (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Leslie Jones, star of last year’s Ghostbusters reboot, has called plans to make a new movie without her other cast-mates ‘insulting’.

The Saturday Night Live star unleashed a furious tweet aimed at Sony and director Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, who will be helming the new chapter.

“So insulting,” she wrote. “Like f**k us. We dint count. It’s like something Trump would do.

“(Trump voice) ‘Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers’ ugh so annoying.

“Such a d**k move. And I don’t give f**k I’m saying something!!”

(Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Jones starred alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig in the Paul Feig-directed reboot in 2016.

Though it was targeted by some ugly misogyny on social media, it also received only average reviews, and proved something of a financial disaster for Columbia Pictures, grossing just under $230 million.

The film’s failure was among a number of financial missteps that meant that Sony had to take a writedown of $1 billion in 2017.

Reitman’s new movie is said to be seeking four teenagers to star, and will continue from the events of the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II.

It’s not yet known whether original cast-members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson or Annie Potts will make a reappearance.

A teaser has already been released, featuring the original Ectomobile, and a release is planned for 2020.

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