Female Leads for 'Ghostbusters' Announced Plus Release Date

Our New Ghostbusters (courtesy Paul Feig's Twitter)
Sorry, Chris Pratt. Your rumored news about being cast as Indiana Jones might be overshadowed by this reveal. Or maybe not? According to Paul Feig on that marvelous social media site, Twitter and The Hollywood Reporter, we know who's in negotiations to be cast as the four female Ghostbusters. There are a couple surprises and a couple of duhs.

According to THR, "Melissa McCarthy, who was already in talks for one of the leads, has signed on for the Paul Feig-directed reboot, and the studio is now negotiating with Kristen Wiig, as well as Saturday Night Live players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon." They added, "Negotiations are ongoing but the quartet are expected to sign on as the specter-seeking, poltergeist-punishing and phantom-phollowing foursome in the reboot, which is eyeing a summer shoot in New York."

Obviously there's been a lot of controversy surrounding how this whole thing will pan out and Feig reassured us fans that he won't do us wrong. I like these ladies and hope for the best. What say you? It's scheduled to be in theaters July 22, 2016 so we'll be talking about this for a while. Yay?

-Larissa Mrykalo