Tom Rothman is already making some big decisions in his new role as chairman of Sony, including cutting the budget of Paul Feig's forthcoming all-female Ghostbusters movie. The movie is planned for July 2016.

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The outgoing chairman Amy Pascal had the movie penned at a hefty $169 million - including $14 million for lead Melissa McCarthy and over $10 million for Feig. Although Rothman couldn't move the talent fees, he had the script tweaked to reduce the cost to $154 million - just a few million above his $150 million target. 

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Rothman is certainly getting hands on in his new role and is ready to relinquish Sony's shaky relationship with producer Scott Rudin, who has worked The Social Network and Captain Phillips. However, only one of his films has crossed the $300 million mark (1996's Ransom) and that record doesn't fit with Rothman's budget-conscious reign. 

On April 13, Rothman hired Sanford Panitch from Fox to head up the studio's efforts in the international area. He also approached Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler to run TriStar but was rebuffed and tried to lure two senior Fox production executives. 

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The Ghostbusters movie stars McCarthy alongside Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Leslie Jones. It is written by original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd and Katie Dippold.

"I love the first one so much I don't want to do anything to ruin the memory of that," Feig told Screenrant, "So it just felt like, let's just restart it because then we can have new dynamics. I want the technology to be even cooler. I want it to be really scary, and I want it to happen in our world today that hasn't gone through it so it's like, oh my God what's going on?"