Looks like an all-female Ghostbusters reboot has been cast with Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig set to play the lead roles.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Melissa McCarthy has officially signed on for a part in the project while Kristen Wiig and her SNL colleagues, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are now in final negotiations for their roles in the female instalment of the franchise.
While the actresses themselves have yet to make any official comments the spin-offs director, Paul Feig, the man at the helm of the wildly successful Bridesmaids, tweeted a picture of McCarthy, Wiig, Jones and McKinnon just before THR posted their story online.
Feig confirmed he would direct the film for Sony in October and told Entertainment Weekly that he hopes he can do the beloved franchise justice saying: "I love the first one so much I don't want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, let's just restart it because then we can have new dynamics."
While the rest of the cast has not been revealed fans have speculated that original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray may join the film as one of the villains, a "professional supernatural debunker."
The film is scheduled to start shooting this July and set for release on July 22, 2016, Feig said on Twitter.
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