Who ya gonna call? Apparently, some of the funniest women in comedy!
Yes, it’ll be hard to beat the dream team of Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, but if anyone’s up to the task, it’s certainly the four women who will be strapping on their proton packs for the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters 3.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy will be cracking wise and blasting ghouls in the next installment of the iconic franchise.
McCarthy and Wiig both worked with director Paul Feig on the 2011 hit Bridesmaids.
McKinnon and Jones are two of the most buzzed-about standouts from the current SNL cast. (If you’ve never seen McKinnon’s flawless Justin Bieber impression, click on that link ASAP.) This will be the first major film role for both women.
The announcement of the cast is a major step forward for a film that’s been mired in development hell for several years.
It was originally to serve as a straightforward sequel starring the original cast, but director Ivan Reitman dropped out after the death of Ramis last year. Murray, Aykroyd and Hudson followed suit shortly thereafter.
When Feig announced his intention to reboot the franchise with an all-female cast, some fans were skeptical. (Hudson stated flat-out that he doesn’t think it’ll work).
But after the announcement of a cast like this we can’t imagine that many fans aren’t eagerly anticipating what’s sure to be a different (and hilarious) take on four beloved characters.