According to the Hollywood Reporter, comic actresses Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon are all in talks with "Bridesmaids" director Paul Fieg to resurrect the blockbuster franchise which has laid dormant for the past 25 years. Producers are aiming to begin shooting the film this summer in New York City.
Fieg's version began to gain traction when Harold Ramis, the writer and co-star of the original films, passed away last year and actor Bill Murray appeared to throw cold water on resuming his iconic lead role. With a planned reunion of the 1984 "Ghostbusters" cast alongside new comic stars seemingly stuck in development pergatory, Fieg approached Sony with his fresh take, and so far, the reaction from fans has been largely positive.
After the director tweeted a photo Tuesday featuring just the faces of his four potential stars, "All Female Ghostbusters" and the actresses names all quickly became trending topics across social platforms.