You have probably heard of the reboot of Ghostbusters that is going with an all female cast (with Chris Hemsworth the token male as their secretary), but several photos have leaked from the set showing up on Twitter.
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) June 18, 2015
— comiczeroes (@comiczeroes) June 18, 2015
The movie, set for release July 22, 2016 is currently shooting in Boston which is the stand in for New York. It stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Leslie Jones. Paul Feig is directing from a script by Feig, producer Dan Aykroyd, and Katie Dippold.
— Katie-May (@Katie_MirandaH) June 18, 2015
Wiig and McCarthy play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia.
Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.
What do you think? Personally, I have mixed feelings, especially on the gender bending to an all female cast. Aykroyd being involved is a plus, but not sure if it will be enough to make this one a hit.