Director Paul Feig has announced the cast in early talks for the “Ghostbusters” reboot at Sony Pictures which he’s set to direct.
Feig used Twitter to reveal that “Bridesmaids” co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy will lead the group which will also include “Saturday Night Live” cast mates Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
It’s a complete reboot so the previous characters don’t exist in this world, but cameos from actors Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver aren’t out of the question. The main male role in the film has yet to be cast.
Hitfix has character breakdowns for the film with the leads being an academic on the tenure track at Columbia, an author who is more into the “pop parapsychology” of things, said author’s ghost hunting partner, and an MTA employee who comes across the main ghost.
Other characters include a creepy mechanical genius, and a professional debunker of the supernatural – the role that Murray is wanted for. Filming is slated to kick off this summer in New York City.