Leslie Jones is not happy about Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters film.
The Saturday Night Live star took to Twitter over the weekend to express her frustration about the newly announced version of the film that will ignore the 2016 all-female reboot, and instead follow the original 1984 movie.
While the cast of the new project hasn’t been announced, Jones slammed the remake and expressed concern that the lead characters will all be men.
“So insulting. Like fuck us. We dint [sic] count,” the comedian tweeted. “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 dick move. And I don’t give fu-k I’m saying something!!”
So insulting. Like fuck 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 dick move. And I don’t give fuck I’m saying something!!
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) January 19, 2019
Jones co-starred in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot along with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon.
Reitman told Entertainment Weekly, he respects director Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot but wants to go in a different direction.
“I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them,” he said. “However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”
Reitman, who is the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, will co-write the screenplay and direct the new film.
The latest incarnation of Ghostbusters is scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2020.