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Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy confirmed to lead Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters

28 January 2015

Ghostbusters reboot director Paul Feig has reportedly confirmed that that Bridesmaids favourites Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy will team with Saturday Night Live stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon in the forthcoming reboot.

Taking to Twitter, Feig addressed widely-published reports of the casting of four new Ghostbusters sharing a collage of pictures of all four actresses report The Hollywood Reporter.

In a second Tweet, Feig also revealed that the film will be released on July 22 2016.



Feig officially signed on for the long awaited reboot last summer, and vowed that his version will be even scarier than the original film.



McCarthy’s casting has been formally endorsed by original Ghostbusters actor Bill Murray and a new Ghostbusters has been long in the works, dating back to Dan Aykroyd writing a third script back in the 1990s.

The Ghostbusters reboot will be written by The Heat’s Katie Dippold.

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