Ladies & gentlemen (but mostly ladies), the all female cast of the new Ghostbusters has been announced! [THR]
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, Paul Feig was approached to direct and reconceived the project as a reboot starring an all-female cast starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristin Wiig have worked with Feig before, both breaking out in the director’s Bridesmaids.