A new Ghostbusters film featuring an all-female cast is officially on the way. Paul Feig, creator of Freaks & Geeks and director of Bridesmaids, confirmed on Twitter that he is penning the film alongside Parks and Recreation writer Katie Dippold.
For years, Ghostbusters 3 has been stuck in developmental hell, mostly due to Bill Murray’s reluctance to participate in another film. However, Dr. Venkman himself recently gave his stamp of approval on an all-female Ghostbusters, naming Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone, and Linda Cardellini as his personal casting picks.
According to SlashFilm, it’s unclear whether Feig’s Ghostbusters film will connect to the series, and no casting decisions have been made yet.
Update: The Hollywood Reporter reports that “the project [will] no longer be connected to the earlier movies but now launch a new series.”
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