The Amazing Spider-Man actress Emma Stone was reportedly offered a part in the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot set to release in 2016. Stone, however, declined the offer and here's why.

Apparently the actress, who garnered an Academy Award nomination for her role in Birdman, was not too keen on joining another big potential film franchise, post her Spidey films.

"The script was really funny," she told the Wall Street Journal, however, "it just didn't feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment — it's a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water."

The actress went on to state that she would love to play a "crazy or dangerous" character, perhaps even a villain, at some point. "That would be amazing," she said. "I would love that."

Meanwhile, The Boston Herald reports that the Ghostbusters reboot will start filming this week – something that the film's director Paul Feig also confirmed, via Twitter:

Additionally, The Boston Herald's sources have also revealed the following story details for the film:

"[Kristen] Wiig and [Melissa] McCarthy play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University (Like the original, the story takes place in New York City, even though it's being shot in Boston) ...Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia.

Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world."

Ghostbusters is slated to release on 22 July 2016.

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