Who you gonna call for a Ghostbusters remake? These ladies!
Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are set to star in a new version of the hit 1984 film alongside comediennes Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, the movie's director Paul Feig announced via Twitter on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Director Paul Feig tweeted this photo to announce the new cast. (Twitter/@paulfeig)
"In other news, #Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016. Save the date!" Feig tweeted following a photo of the upcoming film's all-female cast.
Kristen, 41, and Melissa, 44, previously costarred in 2011's 'Bridesmaids' (which Feig also directed), while Leslie, 48, and Kate, 31, are both current cast members on 'Saturday Night Live.'
The original movie starred Bill Murray, 64, Dan Aykroyd, 62, Ernie Hudson, 69 and Harold Ramis — who passed away last year at age 69 — as an eccentric group who start a ghost-catching business in NYC.
Though remakes of 'Ghostbusters' have been considered in the past, previous attempts were scrapped after Bill Murray declined to star in a version with the original cast and Harold Ramis sadly died in February 2014.