Melissa McCarthy to lead new all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast; Kristen Wiig in talks

Are these the next “Ghostbusters”? Looks like it.
Are these the next “Ghostbusters”? Looks like it. Twitter

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Melissa McCarthy has officially signed up for the new all-female “Ghostbusters” movie.

Rounding out the team of four, if negotiations go well, will be three women from “Saturday Night Live” – alum Kristen Wiig and current players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

Paul Feig, who replaced the first “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman when he bowed out of this reboot project, will direct.

He seemed to confirm the casting of the four women when he tweeted out a photo collage of them on Tuesday.

Talk about a reunion. Feig directed McCarthy and Wiig in “Bridesmaids.”

The movie is expected to start filming in New York this summer and is slated for a July 22, 2016 release.

Related stories from Kansas City Star