Stop speculating, fellow specter-hunters. It appears we have our all-female Ghostbusters cast, and it’s one hell of an SNL reunion. Melissa McCarthy has supposedly been in talks to join the Paul Feig-directed reboot for some time, and The Hollywood Reporter is reporting (heh) that she has officially signed on. The big news? Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones are all in negotiations to don the iconic Ghostbusters’ suits as well.
We already know McCarthy, Wiig, and Feig are a killer combo from 2011’s Bridesmaids, but the addition of McKinnon and Jones is pretty inspired. They’ve got the wacky physical comedy bit down, have amazing chemistry together, and can each bring something different to the table. Kate McKinnon is hands down one of the strongest players on Saturday Night Live right now, and though Jones is a relatively new addition to the cast, she has breathed new life and energy into a somewhat tumultuous season.
Though we wish there were more original female-led comedies out there, we are thrilled to see some ass-kicking, poltergeist-punching ladies take over.
But what do you think of the news? Are you sad Emma Stone didn’t make the cut, or are you happy to see McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, and Jones as the famous four? Let us know in the comments below.