Rumors that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig was set to direct a female-led Ghostbusters 3 started ramping up in late August, and today Feig confirmed on Twitter that it's really happening.
It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
The Heat and Parks and Rec writer Katie Dippold will co-write, and "hilarious women" will star.
As for which hilarious women, Bill Murray suggested some in a recent interview: Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, Linda Cardellini (who was great in Feig and Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks), and Emma Stone.
Stone was said to have passed on the project, but that was last year, before Feig was involved. At the time, Ghostbusters 3 was still trapped in the years-long process of Dan Aykroyd writing and rewriting scripts in an effort to get Murray on board.
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