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It’s official: Paul Feig grabs basically everyone from original Ghostbusters cast

on September 25, 2015, 3:11pm

Unless Rick Moranis steps out of retirement (or there’s room for William Atherton), it would appear that Paul Feig has officially managed to rope in the entire original cast of Ghostbusters for his all-female led reboot due out next summer.

This morning, the director announced on Twitter that Sigourney Weaver, who played Dr. Peter Venkman’s love interest Dana Barrett in both films, will appear in the film:

The news comes just days after both Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts confirmed their appearances. Tagged with the previous commitments of Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, today’s news seals the day. Sadly, they likely won’t be playing any of their original characters. Bummer.

Ghostbusters is set to open on July 15th, 2016. Starring Kristen WiigMelissa McCarthyKate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, the cast also includes Chris Hemsworth as the team’s receptionist, Andy Garcia as New York City’s Mayor, and Neil Casey as the main villain, along with Matt WalshMichael K. Williams, and Cecily Strong.

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