‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Snags Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig

Ghostbusters Reboot Casts Its Female Leads

Writer/director Paul Feig confirmed the news via Twitter with a display of photos of the four actresses – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones – who will take on the lead roles in an all-female Ghostbusters reboot. The new Ghostbusters movie has been in the works for years, however it was difficult to get a commitment from original cast member Bill Murray which hampered the reboot process. Then following the death of Harold Ramis, director Ivan Reitman opted not to helm the new Ghostbusters and Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) was brought in to direct. The reboot then shifted from the original players back in key roles to an all-female crew of Ghostbusters.

Feig previously worked with Wiig and McCarthy on Bridesmaids, and also with McCarthy on Spy and The Heat. McKinnon and Jones are current SNL cast members.

-By Rebecca Murray

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