|Sony sets the cast and rolls the dice on a reboot.|
It's a go...
Sony Pictures announced there's going to be a reboot to The Ghostbusters and its going to have an all female cast.
Melissa McCarthy is the most sought after actress/comedienne. She is going to be cast for the role.
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon will officially star in an all-lady reboot of supernatural comedy.
It's been a little over 30 years since the Ghostbusters movie. It featured Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver. It also featured Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015
The movie was a hit. It generated over $300 million in ticket sales and launched the two animated television shows, video games and a sequel. The movie is considered culturally significant.
Ramis had passed away last year leaving the third sequel scrapped. Murray had expressed no interest in it and Moranis semi-retired from acting. The third sequel was dead in the water.
Paul Feig decided to take the franchise into a new direction. He sought after a few famed actresses and approached them for the gig. The four mention were suitable enough for this to move forward.
Feig was the director of the mega smash movie Bridesmaids. That helped McCarthy score a gig on CBS with the comedy sitcom Mike & Molly. That also propelled her and Wiig into becoming America's most funniest women.