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Ghostbuster’s reboot will feature all female cast

The Ghostbusters are coming back, but not like you've seen them before. In a surprising turn, the third movie in the franchise will be rebooting it and will feature an all female cast. While several of the actresses said to have been approached over the roles for the lead characters have yet to be confirmed, most of them are thought likely to accept.

As it stands, the four female Ghostbusters are listed as Melissa McCarthy of Bridesmaids and The Heat fame; Kristen Wiig, who's been in everything from Whip It to Despicable me; comedian Leslie Jones from Saturday Night Live is the third and finally, Kate McKinnon, also from SNL and has a voice in the upcoming Angry Birds movie.

Paul Feig, who co-wrote Freaks and Geeks and went on to direct both The Heat and Bridesmaids, is set to direct, as well as pen the screenplay along with Katie Dippold. Both Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd receive writing credits for coming up with the characters, suggesting the actresses this time round will be conduits for the original four Ghostbusters' characters. Filming is expected to begin in the summer this year.

Feig tweeted out an image of the potential cast, also announcing a release date of 22nd July 2016

It's not known at this time whether any of the original cast from the two '80s classics will make a return. Without Ramis, the original lineup might seem a bit sad, but Rick Moranis, who hasn't acted in anything since 1997 due to taking time out to raise his kids, did express some interest in a 2013 interview. He did however point out how little he liked the second Ghostbusters movie and would only be interested in another if it was something new for his character.

As the Hollywood Reporter points out though, once upon a time we may have had a full Ghostbuster reunion project, as original director Ivan Reitman, along with Aykrod, Ramis and Ernie Hudson were all happy to do it. Bill Murray on the other hand wasn't and after Ramis passed away, Reitman lost interest in the project.

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KitGuru Says: Feig has had a lot of success with female driven movies, so it will be interesting to see what he can do with this franchise. I'm intrigued, as personally, I don't know how much the originals hold up anyway. 

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  1. If the new Ghostbusters film is close to what was considered a comedy in the 80s it will be probably OK. If it is like the modern comedies with a few more special effects, it will be a disaster.

  2. They won’t recapture the atmosphere of the previous films and with an all female cast, i half expect it to flop.

  3. So basically it’s sexist.

  4. they have to go with a female cast, because the actor Harold Ramis died in 2014 and i think Bill Murray is getting a little bit too old

  5. should have been tina fey, aubrey plaza, rebel wilson, and anna kendrick. would have been fantastic.

  6. bill murray will never be too old. they could prop that fucker up on a stick after he died and i would still go see it.

  7. This is just ridiculous. Way to ruin the old movies. We don’t need a new Ghostbusters, especially one with an all female cast. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against women, but this is just a slap in the face of a classic. Just leave well enough alone and come up with a new IP.

  8. Probably be funnier too

  9. no. no. no. this can’t be happening! what are they doing to the ghostbusters T.T