The All-Female Cast Of The ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Has Reportedly Been Chosen

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Back in October we learned that the plan was definitely to cast all female leads for the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot film. Today, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the leads have been chosen … all that is left is for the ladies to sign on the dotted line. Actress Melissa McCarthy has already signed on for the film, THR says, but while Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon have yet to seal their deals, the report below claims that the contract signings are just a formality at this point. The women who will become the new Ghostbusters have been chosen … and I couldn’t be more pleased with this reboot casting.

The all-new, all-female Ghostsbusters are here. Melissa McCarthy, who was already in talks for one of the leads, has signed on for the Paul Feig-directed reboot, and the studio is now negotiating with Kristen Wiig as well as Saturday Night Live players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Negotiations are ongoing, but the quartet are expected to sign on as the specter-seeking, poltergeist-punishing, phantom-phollowing foursome in the reboot, which is eyeing a summer shoot in New York. McCarthy and Wiig have worked with Feig before, both breaking out in the director’s Bridesmaids. Jones, who is currently onscreen in Chris Rock’s Top Five, joined SNL early last year and this fall was promoted to feature player status. McKinnon has been on SNL since 2012 and last year was nominated for an Emmy for her work. The Ghostbusters reboot has endured a long development process. Original director Ivan Reitman was on board to return, but while original castmembers Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson had agreed to reprise their characters, Bill Murray proved elusive. Reitman then bowed out of the project when Ramis passed away last year. Following Reitman’s departure, Feig was approached to direct and reconceived the project as a reboot starring an all-female cast.

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  • Paul

    Which one of them gets to seduce Sigourney Weaver? I hope it’s Melissa McCarthy.

  • Lulu

    I like the J Law, Rebel Wilson, Emma Stone, Lizzy Caplan casting rumours better…. Ah well.

  • Randal

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Angel

    Yeah I’m disappointed that Rebel Wilson wasn’t cast in it but these are my favorite SNL girls. Will have to wait and see…..

  • Andrea

    No Mindy Kaling? Sad.

  • Jake

    For some reason having 3 SNL actresses and a favorite host from SNL seems a little too lopsided. I don’t know, I don’t see all 4 signing up.

  • nicole

    i like the casting. i cant lie, i was loving the thought of Rebel Wilson, but i can deal with this – i’m sold on anything with Melissa McCarthy. though it feels like McKinnon & Jones came out of nowhere.

  • Sam

    As long as Melisa McCarthy doesn’t become a walking fat joke, I’m good

  • Slime Me

    This is going to suck.

  • adam

    Well… I thought Melissa and Kristen were fine in ‘Bridesmaids’. Though I’ve never “gotten” either of them. (And I have specifically not liked Melissa in most of what I’ve seen her in.) Kristen’s only character that I really liked on SNL was the lady who keeps on trying to one-up everybody else. Kate, I think, is funny on SNL. Leslie was great in her brief appearance in ‘Top 5′, but the only other place I know her from is this season of SNL, which mostly sucks, so I can’t really blame her — but I just don’t know.

    I understand why people like the IDEA of this. But I think there is a strong possibility this will be a disaster.