Whether people loved or hated him during his tenure at Fox, current Sony Pictures head Tom Rothman famously often speaks his mind about things and can be refreshingly blunt in his answers to journalist questions.
With the Paul Feig-directed and female-centric “Ghostbusters” reboot being one of Sony’s major films for next year, Rothman himself has heard all about the online vitriol being spouted against the project online by various writers, commentators and trolls. Speaking with THR at the Paley International Council in New York, the talk briefly turned to the public perception of this remake and how he feels about the reaction:
“Everybody says we’re making the female Ghostbusters, but I say, ‘No, we’re making the funny Ghostbusters.’ Yes, it happens to be four women. It’s original. You get pissing and moaning on the Internet – sexist comments – but, you know, f— ’em.”
He goes on to say Hollywood has never held up diversity as one of its ‘strong suits’, and his motto is: “Do it or die, because the audience is diverse.” Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy lead the cast of the new “Ghostbusters” which opens July 15th next year.