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Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray are about to be replaced with a new female cast of poltergeist hunters in the reboot of the Ghostbuster franchise. Image ©1984 Columbia Pictures

Female Cast Takes Over in New Ghostbuster Reboot

Harrison Ford isn’t the only Hollywood icon being replaced in the remake of a franchise. Director Paul Feig recently announced the new female cast who have signed on for the remake of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters.

Taking over the roles previously played by Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson are Melissa McCarthy (St. Vincent, Tammy, The Heat), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Leslie Jones (House Arrest) and Kate McKinnon (Toy Story of Terror, Life Partners). McCarthy has already signed her deal with Sony while the other three actors remain in negotiations.

The Ghostbusters reboot is reportedly scheduled to begin filming over the summer in New York City with a planned release date of July 22, 2016.

 

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