Melissa McCarthy and Her 'Ghostbusters' Co-Star Kristen Wiig 'Take Flight' in New Short Film Series

by Jackie Willis 9:17 AM PST, December 10, 2015
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These A-listers appear to have lost touch with gravity.

On Thursday,The New York Times Magazine released its annual Great Performers issue, and it showcasesNYT film critic A.O. Scott's picks for the year's 10 best actors while "in flight."

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Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy wereamong the stars chosen for the short film project which recreates the most iconic flight scenes in movie history. Other stars who participated in the fascinating short films include Macbeth's Michael Fassbender, Grace & Frankie's Lily Tomlin, Tangerine's Mya Taylor, Straight Outta Compton's Jason Mitchell, Mad Max: Fury Road's Charlize Theron, Room's Jacob Tremblay, Sicario's Benecio del Toro and Carol's Rooney Mara.

Tomlin recreates the iconic E.T. scene, Taylor reenacts when Marilyn Monroe's windy white dress moment and Mitchell portrays Superman.

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The issue starts running in print on Dec. 13, and we gotta say, these shorts really showcase why flying is the best superpower.

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The theme of this year's project is a far cry from The Times' 2014 Great Performers issue. That film and photo series was based on first kisses and included Reese Witherspoon smooching Benedict Cumberbatch and Rosario Dawson locking lips with Jenny Slate. Check out the steamy scenes: