It’s been widely-reported that Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot would include an all-female lineup. Though there is no official confirmation that this is a done deal, Feig tweeted a picture today – albeit with no commentary – of actresses and comediennes Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Though only McCarthy is officially signed on to the movie, it seems unlikely Feig would tweet the actresses’ photos if negotiations weren’t basically finalized.

McCarthy and Wiig have previously worked together on Bridesmaids, and Jones and McKinnon are currently cast members on SNL.

I’m personally a fan of the casting news – three out of the four leading ladies are between the ages of 41-47, with McKinnon being the ‘baby’ of the group at age 31. It’s nice to see Hollywood recognizing that talent doesn’t magically expire at the age of 29.

Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016.


  1. Yo, I hope that the rebooted Janine is a sexy male ginger or something. Oh wait, let it be Chris Pratt.
    And he shall be called Jaun/Jean/Sean/Johnny!

  2. ooh, I hadn’t considered the Janine casting. It’s hard not to imagine him going with a funny regular like Seth Rogan or Jason Segal, but my fantasy cast for this would probably be Michael C. Hall or Michael Fassbender. A super studly and super serious foil for the ladies.

  3. My fantasy would be for Hollywood to stop rebooting old franchises and do something original. That really IS a fantasy.

  4. There’s nothin new under the sun, George.

    Wow, this is a great cast. I’m excited for this; especially stoked for McKinnon cause she’s the best part of SNL right now. Any idea on release date? Probably shoots this year, so early 2016 maybe?

  5. I wish they get “The Real” hairdos. That would be awesome. Haha.
    And maybe Slimer and Stay Puft would me more feminine, and Gozer would be a naked dude.

  6. “There’s nothin new under the sun, George. ”

    Hufnaghel10: You haven’t seen a lot of movies made before the ’80s, have you? Believe it or not, there was a time when Hollywood’s main business was not formulaic franchises.

    Also: Has there ever been a successful remake/reboot of an ’80s movie? Even the Gen X’ers who love the originals don’t go to the remakes.

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