Who you gonna call? Paul Feig!
Feig, whose streak of recent hits includes Bridesmaids and The Heat, confirmed on Twitter today that he will indeed direct the reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise. And this time, it’s ladies only.
It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
(Katie Dippold wrote The Heat for Feig.)
When rumors originally surfaced that Ghostbusters might get the reboot treatment, original star Bill Murray suggested some women to fill the roles: "Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny...I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there."
Bill, there are A LOT of funny women out there. Here are a few combinations we came up. Feel free to mix and match to create your own perfect cast!
The Heavy Hitters: Sarah Silverman, Retta, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Mann
The All-Stars: Amy Poehler, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Wiig
The Young’ns: Jenny Slate, Jessica Williams, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence
The Silver Screen Queens: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey
The Up ‘n’ Comers: Rebel Wilson, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Greta Lee
The Mixed Bag: Kathryn Hahn, Danielle Brooks, Maya Rudolph, Lena Dunham
The BFFs: Jessica St. Claire, Lennon Parham, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael
Who did we miss? The possibilities are literally endless.
- Tina Fey
- Sandra Bullock
- Melissa Mccarthy
- Kristen Wiig
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Jennifer Aniston
- Amy Poehler