Cast for Ghostbusters Reboot Revealed
Melissa McCarthy, who was already in talks for one of the leads, has signed on for the Paul Feig-directed reboot, and the studio is now negotiating with Kristen Wiig as well as Saturday Night Live players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Negotiations are ongoing, but the quartet are expected to sign on as the specter-seeking, poltergeist-punishing, phantom-phollowing foursome in the reboot, which is eyeing a summer shoot in New York. source
According to the Hollywood Reporter negotiations are still ongoing but don't tell Paul Feig that:
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015
Hey, as far as I'm concerned "Good for them". I'm not dying to see a Ghostbusters reboot/remake but I also don't think it's so "untouchable" it can't be done. And giving a group of ladies a shot at being the team? Sure, why not. I actually think this is better than the original plan of bringing back the old team and having some new younger guys take over. Especially since Bill Murray wasn't going to sign back on. Without Murray, it was best to wipe the slate clean and I think making it a team of women makes it easier to make it a fresh and new feel.