Who you gonna call? Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon!
That’s your all-star cast for Paul Feig’s female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting. Though THR claims the four still have to officially sign on, this sounds like a done deal.
McCarthy and Wiig were no-brainers, having been Feig alums with Bridesmaids, as well as funny women who made Bill Murray’s wishlist. But Jones and McKinnon, two current SNL cast members and rising stars, are fairly big surprises. Jones recently appeared in Chris Rock’s Top Five, one of her only significant movie roles, and McKinnon has parts coming up alongside Wiig in Masterminds and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Sisters.
Feig has said previously that the new Ghostbusters would not only focus somewhat more heavily on action as well as comedy, but would not be a straight reboot of McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon and Jones stepping into the shoes of Venkman, Stantz, Spengler, and Zeddmore.
THR doesn’t have word just yet on when shooting is expected to begin, but last word was that Feig was finishing up another action comedy, Spy, with Rose Byrne, Jason Statham McCarthy and Jude Law.
UPDATE: Feig announced via Twitter that Ghostbusters will hit theaters July 22, 2016.
What do you think of the cast?