Oct 9, 2014 10:42 AM

Paul Feig to make female-led 'Ghostbusters'

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) After years of rumors, 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.

Casting has yet to be announced, but Melissa McCarthy would be a good bet. Feig has made three movies in a row with McCarthy, including the upcoming "Spy."


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