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2015-01-28 11:09

Los Angeles – It’s official, the Ghostbusters all female movie is really happening!

Writer and director Paul Feig has announced the cast of the reboot of the popular 80s franchise.

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Saturday Night Live contributors Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon have been cast as the ghost busting quartet.

Paul Feig confirmed the news on Twitter with this post:

According to The Hollywood Reporter, negotiations are still taking place but the comedians are set to sign on.

It is a reunion for McCarthy, Wiig and Feig, who have worked together on the box office hit, Bridesmaids.

The film is set to begin shooting in New York soon.

Feig further revealed that the film is set to be released in July 2016.

The movie has undergone a number of changes since it was first proposed.

Original director Ivan Reitman was due to take the helm, and Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson had all agreed to return to the roles they first played in 1984, but Bill Murray remained uncommitted.

Reitman then pulled out following Ramis' death last year, after which Feig was approached to direct and re-conceived the project as a reboot with an all-female cast.

The movie - which has been penned by Aykroyd and Katie Dippold - is expected to have a comic twist, while the 52-year-old filmmaker recently revealed he is aiming for the film to be scarier than its predecessors.

He said: "I want ours to be scarier than the original, to be quite honest. Katie Dippold and I are so focused on wanting to do scary comedy. We don't want to hold back."

Emma Stone, Rebel Wilson and Jennifer Lawrence were previously linked to the movie.

- Channel24/BangShowBiz

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