Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paul Feig Announces Ghostbusters Reboot Leads

Director Paul Feig used Twitter to reveal that "Bridesmaids" co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as well as  Saturday Night Live cast mates Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are in early talks for the Ghostbusters reboot at Sony Pictures.

Hitfix has character breakdowns for the leads that include an academic on track for tenure at Columbia University, an author who is more into the "pop parapsychology" of things, said author's ghost hunting partner, and a Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee who comes across the main ghost.

Other characters include a creepy mechanical genius, and a professional debunker of the supernatural - the role that original cast member Bill Murray is wanted for. 

We know that Katie Dippold (The Heat, Parks and Recreation), and Feig, will overhaul the script for the new "Ghostbusters"

The Lego Movie" helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller were eyed for the gig but could not ink a deal. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman skipped out on calling action for the film in the Spring after the passing of co-star Harold Ramis...

Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg penned the original script .

Production is slated to kick off this summer in New York City and is targeting a July 22nd 2016 release date..

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