The all-female Ghostbusters reboot has its cast. Allow me to introduce to you Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. This is going to be good.
Director Paul Feig unofficially revealed the cast on his Twitter, showing a picture of each lead.
It was announced last year that an all-female reboot was in the cards, though it has taken a while for a cast to be finalized. There were a ton of candidates for the film, and it turned out exactly how we imagined. McCarthy and Wiig previously worked with Feig in Bridesmaids, while Jones and McKinnon are best known for their involvement in Saturday Night Live.
While Feig Tweeted out the pictures of each actress, The Hollywood Reporter says negotiations are still ongoing. This is as close as we’ll get to an official announcement for now, but it looks like the cast is set.
With a cast chosen, it’s unclear if any of the original actors will make an appearance. Harold Ramis, who played Egon, passed away last year, though Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson have both said they’d be interested in returning; Bill Murray, while voicing support for an all-female reboot, has allegedly been hesitant to commit to playing Dr. Venkman again.