Who You Gonna Call? The Female Ghostbusters Have Been Cast

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Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters reboot has officially moved beyond its ectoplasm form. Melissa McCarthy has signed on to star in the poltergeist prowler, and The Hollywood Reporter writes that the studio is also finishing up negotiations with Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones to round out the phantom-blasting quartet. 

Feig previously directed McCarthy and Wiig in Bridesmaids, so you know we've got a magic-making trio right there. McKinnon and Jones are two of the funniest players in the current SNL cast. Basically, the cast is exactly who we'd call, female Ghostbuster reboot-wise. The film is being penned by The Heat scribe Katie Dippold, and it will most likely be shot in New York City this summer.

At press time, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man could not be reached for comment about whether or not he would return for the new film. Mrs. Butterworth is already being eyed as a potential replacement. (The Hollywood Reporter)
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