Paul Feig reveals his taking up the reins in a female-led Ghostbusters sequel
The long-in-development Ghostbusters sequel is finally gathering some momentum. Following rumours this year of his attachment to the project, Paul Feig (The Heat, Freaks And Geeks, Bridesmaids) has taken to Twitter to officially announce he’s on board. In the tweet (shown below) he notes, “It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with Katie Dripold & yes, it will star hilarious women.”
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
Dippold who penned Parks And Recreation has also worked with Feig before writing on The Heat.
As to who will be taking up the lead roles, original Ghostbuster, Bill Murray mentioned in September that he’d like to see Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in the film, which given that both have worked with Feig before, could indicate Murray had some inside knowledge and that we’ll be seeing the actors on the team.
Murray himself will reportedly have no involvement in the movie, although it has been previously said that other members of the original cast are to appear. With the sad death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, this would leave Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson (Stantz and Zeddemore) from the original line-up. In an interview last year Rick Moranis let on he’s been approached for the Ghostbusters come-back and didn’t rule out his involvement.
Will keep you updated as we learn more.