The internet has had a lot of rumors lately about an all-female reboot of the Ghostbuster franchise. There have also been rumors about which ladies will get to play the coveted roles. We finally have some definitive answers!
According to The Guardian the film is definitely happening and Paul Feig is directing. Paul Feig is the same guy who directed hit comedies like Bridesmaids, The Heat, and several episodes of the Office and Bored to Death.
The female cast has been confirmed as well. Feig tweeted out his cast which are as follows: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. It is no surprise that McCarthy and Wiig are part of the cast considering Feig has already had the opportunity to work with the both of them together in Bridesmaids and McCarthy in The Heat. Jones and McKinnon are both Saturday Night Live alums. I’m not as familiar with them but being former Saturday Night Live cast members they definitely come from a comedy background.
Fans like Sergio Andrade Gutierrez are excited to see a different version of Ghostbusters. More on Gutierrez is availableon his LinkedIn page. The original movies were a lot of fun and I think a female comedy cast will bring something different to it. When asked Bill Murray, who was in the original films, agreed. He said the idea sounded great and he would watch that film.