We have been talking about this all-female ‘Ghostbusters‘ reboot for months now. Trying to figure out who Paul Feig would choose to bring the Ghostbusters franchise back to life. Well, we are happy to report that the speculation has ended.
Director Paul Feig surprised us all yesterday when he revealed the huge casting news on his Twitter account. We now know that Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon will star in the film.
We all know the first two names. Wiig and McCarthy’s names were attached to this project from the very start, but the casting of Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones did surprise some people. Kate McKinnon made news a few weeks ago for her brilliant Justin Bieber impression on SNL.
And Leslie Jones, who also stars on SNL, grabbed everyone’s attention in Chris Rock’s recent film Top Five.
Deadline is reporting that all the funny ladies listed above are still in negotiations, so there is still a chance we could see a last minute change; however, we find that highly unlikely. None of these ladies are going to ruin their chances of starring in a freaking Ghostbusters film! I’d star in the film for a chewed-up piece of gum and a package of M&M’s.
After announcing the casting news, Feig also announced the scheduled release date for the film.
We can’t wait!