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January 28, 2015

All-female 'Ghostbusters' cast revealed

McCarthy, Wiig, Jones, McKinnon likely to star in upcoming film

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Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are likely to star in the all-female "Ghostbusters" reboot.

Who ya gonna call? Apparently, an all-female team of "Ghostbusters," according to a teaser on Twitter by director Paul Feig.

Feig posted a photo collage of the likely cast of his "Ghostbusters" spinoff on Tuesday. 

It appears that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will star in the all-female reboot, which Feig announced will hit theaters in summer 2016.

The Daily Beast reports that Feig confirmed that he’d be directing the project in October, with Katie Dippold writing the script.

That announcement came just a month after original "Ghostbusters" star Bill Murray gave his casting picks of McCarthy, Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone. 

According to The Daily Beast:

Feig said that this reboot would unequivocally not be a sequel, and that the humans wouldn’t be afraid of ghosts at the start of the film because they haven’t encountered them yet. He also said the villain would be a convicted murderer—hopefully played by Peter Dinklage—who turns into a ghost during a botched execution.

This apparently will give Dinklage’s character the power to raise an army of ghost villains, which could be famous people throughout history. 

The all-female reboot is receiving mixed reactions on Twitter:

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