NEW YORK (AP) – The “Ghostbusters” reboot has set its all-female leads with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and a pair of “Saturday Night Live” performers.
Director Paul Feig announced his stars by posting their pictures on Twitter on Tuesday. Joining McCarthy and Wiig are Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
Feig tweeted that Sony Pictures will release the film in July 2016. Production is expected to begin later this year.
The new “Ghostbusters” updates the original 1984 film and the 1989 sequel.
Wiig and McCarthy both starred in “Bridesmaids”, which Feig directed. He has since worked with McCarthy on all of his films, including their upcoming action comedy “Spy”.
McKinnon joined “SNL” in 2012. Jones first came to the show as a writer and transitioned into a featured player last fall.