(NEWSER) – If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, the new Ghostbusters you’re going to call will be women, and reboot director Paul Feig has now chosen his cast. He tweeted last night that the four main characters will Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Feig, who says the movie will be filmed this summer for a July 22, 2016, release date, directed McCarthy and Wiig in Bridesmaids. McKinnon and Jones are currentSaturday Night Live cast members (and Wiig got her start there), as were original Ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, the Guardian notes. Negotiations are still in progress but all four are expected to sign up for the project, which has had a troubled development process, according to the Hollywood Reporter. A sequel with the original cast from the 1984 hit had been in the works for years, but it was difficult to get Murray on board and original director Ivan Reitman dropped out after the death of original Ghostbuster Harold Ramis last year.
Hollywood can go ahead and fuck itself with this idea right here. Listen I’m a pretty progressive guy. I’m coming around on the idea of females in sports. I think Doris Burke is legit. Rachel Nichols is impressive as hell. Allie LaForce, while also being a MEGA SMOKE – is very good at her job. I’m ok with all that sort of stuff. But get out of my face with this female Ghostbusters cast. It just aint Ghostbusters, folks. Ghostbusters is 3 white dudes and a black fella fighting ghosts. Its not Bridesmaids with Proton Packs. And I liked Bridesmaids. The scene where Kristen Wiig is fucked up on the plane is hilarious. An all time scene in my book. When they all shit themselves after Brazilian barbecue I puke and laugh at the same time. I think that Kate McKinnon is great on SNL. But all these broads aint Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston. Its just not right. We’re taking baby steps as a society towards female equality in the world of sports and comedy and thats a good thing. But this Ghostbusters idea is like a giant leap for womankind that I’m not ready for.