Well, sort of. Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), who has been in talks for a lead role in the Paul Feig reboot, has reportedly signed on the dotted line. Now we are just waiting for word that the other members of the supernatural poltergiest hunting dream team, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, have inked their deals. Wiig, McCarthy, and director Feig have teamed up before with the hit Bridesmaids, while Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are breakout featured players on Saturday Night Live.
Feig has been active in promoting his involvement in the film, letting his Twitter followers know that Sony is set to release the film on July 26, 2016, and that he’s pulling out all the stops to make this a girl-power driven movie.
In other news, #Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016. Save the date!
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 28, 2015
It’s official. I’m making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That’s who I’m gonna call.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015
Katie Dippold penned Feig’s female buddy cop comedy The Heat, and just finished working on it’s sequel. Lets hope this reboot can live up to the 1984 film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. We wont mention Ghostbusters II so as not to jynx it!