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NEW YORK – After years of rumours, there are finally plans for a new Ghostbusters, and it will be led by a female cast.
Bridesmaids filmmaker Paul Feig said Wednesday that he will direct a reboot of the ghost-fighting comedy franchise starring, as he said on Twitter, “hilarious women.”
Feig will direct the film for Sony Pictures, with The Heat screenwriter Katie Dippold writing the script.
A sequel with the original cast was developed for years that would have reunited Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, with Ivan Reitman directing. But that never got off the ground and Ramis died in February.
In July, Aykroyd told Global News the third Ghostbusters was stalled over budget issues.
Casting has yet to be announced, but Melissa McCarthy would be a good bet. Feig has made three films in a row with McCarthy, including the upcoming Spy.
– with files by Global News