After years of trying to reboot Ghostbusters it looks like it took a big step forward today. Paul Feig tweeted a photo out of what we all can assume is the new all female team. I can’t say I’m all that stoked with the direction they are taking the franchise.
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are in early negotiations to star as the new Ghostbusters team.
Story details are unknown other than this film centers on the next generation of Ghostbusters.
Rumors have swirled for a while about whom Sony had met with them for starring roles following the leaked Sony emails that said actresses such as McCarthy, Wiig and Emma Stone had met for roles.
Ivan Reitman is producing.
Scheduling still has to be worked out among the actresses, but if the deals are finalized, the studio would be its closest to rebooting the franchise in quite some time. It is also unknown what character each woman would be playing.
Wiig’s latest pic “Diary of a Teenage Girl” just premiered at Sundance, and she is currently filming the Fox sci-fi pic “The Martian” alongside Matt Damon. She is repped by UTA and Odenkirk Entertainment. McCarthy is repped by CAA and can be seen next in Fox’s “Spy.”
More on this as it develops.