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Melissa McCarthy talks 'confusing' 'Ghostbusters' trailer, plus more movie news

From left, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig

From left, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones in "Ghostbusters," which has a trailer that has not thrilled some fans. Credit: AP / Hopper Stone

WHO Melissa McCarthy

THE MOVIE “Ghostbusters”

THE DEAL The star of the upcoming reboot of the 1984 comedy finds its new trailer “very confusing.” Speaking on the Internet radio show “Johnjay & Rich,” McCarthy said, “I know it’s weird that they said [in the trailer], ‘Thirty years ago,’ but in this movie it’s like the first one didn’t happen. . . . Believe me, the question was asked. I was like, ‘I think that’s very confusing.’ But then everyone said, ‘We don’t care what you think.’ ” Earlier this week, the “Ghostbusters” trailer became one of YouTube’s most disliked videos, in 18th place, just above Justin Bieber’s video for “Sorry.”

WHO Michael Fassbender

THE MOVIE “Entering Hades”

THE DEAL The Oscar-nominated actor will produce and possibly star in a movie based on the bizarre true story of Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger. Broad Green pictures announced this week that it had secured the rights to the project. Unterweger, a convicted murderer who wrote books in prison, was released in 1990 thanks to a campaign by other authors. Amazingly, he became a crime reporter but never stopped killing; he even reported on his own murders. The screenplay, originally penned by Bill Wheeler, is being rewritten by Alexander Dinelaris, the Long Islander who won an Oscar for “Birdman.”

WHO Todd Phillips

THE MOVIE “War Dogs”

THE DEAL The writer-director from Dix Hills, best known for “The Hangover,” is being sued along with Warner Bros. for fraud, according to TheWrap. Their new film “War Dogs,” starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill as real-life arms dealers in Afghanistan, is said to be based on Guy Lawson’s Rolling Stone article and subsequent book. One of the film’s subjects, Efraim Diveroli, however, says Phillips could have had unauthorized access to his own autobiographical script, titled “Once a Gunrunner.” Diveroli is seeking damages and a jury trial for fraud.

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