This Is Why Jennifer Lawrence Is Not In ‘Ghostbusters’

This Is Why Jennifer Lawrence Is Not In ‘Ghostbusters’
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In 2014, Jennifer Lawrence told MTV UK that she had dinner with director, producer and screenwriter Paul Feig. At the time, fans hoped that she will be part of the all female-lead “Ghostbusters” reboot.


When final casting was announced however,  Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones were given the roles. What happened to Lawrence?

At a “Ghostbusters” event in Los Angeles Feig explained to Yahoo, that while Lawrence would love to be in the “Ghostbusters” reboot, her schedule got in the way. She was already busy filming “X-Men: Apocalypse” where she reprise her role as mystique.

In speaking with Yahoo, Feig recalled how Lawrence was very excited about the possibility of working in “Ghostbusters.”  Feig shared, “I told her, ‘Hey I’m doing this thing. And she’s like, ‘Oh my god, I love Ghostbusters!’” He went on saying: “I’m desperate to work with J Lawrence, but I didn’t even consider it very long, for the reason that I just knew the schedules didn’t sync up at all.”

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In other news, J Law is nominated in the upcoming 2016 MTV Awards. She got nominated for Best female Performance for 20th Century Fox’s biographical comedy-drama film, “Joy.” She is also a nominee for Best Action Performance and Best Hero in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

“Ghostbusters” hits theaters on July 15.

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