Paul Feig to direct all-female Ghostbusters film

'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig is helming an all-female 'Ghostbusters' film, a sequel to the two classic 80s comedies

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An all-female 'Ghostbusters' film has been confirmed by Paul Feig.

A third movie in the comedy franchise is being made and this time a host of "hilarious women" will be the protagonists, four-time Emmy nominee Feig has confirmed.

The movie connoisseur is most well known for his work on the hit 2011 comedy 'Bridesmaids' and has now been revealed as the filmmaker who will helm the franchise's return.

He made the revelation on Twitter on Wednesday (08.10.14), writing: "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call. (sic)"

The filmmaker's message has thrilled fans of the cult movies, especially with the revelation that Katie Dippold - one of the writers behind NBC comedy 'Parks & Recreation' - is joining the 52 year old once again, following the success of 'The Heat' which they previously worked on together.

Although the cast for the three-quel has not yet been revealed, it has been hinted that Melissa McCarthy may be lined up for a role following her previous involvement with the writing duo.

And original Ghostbuster Bill Murray has also announced his backing for the 44-year-old star, making comments in Toronto last month about who he would like to see in the movie.

He told the Toronto Star newspaper: "Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny. God, she's funny. I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there."

Ghostbusters

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon
  • UK release: 11 July 2016

Physicist Erin (Wiig) finds herself teaming up with estranged high school pal Abby (McCarthy) and her eccentric engineer Jillian (McKinnon) in search of ghosts. Marred only by excessive reverence for the original, it's a spirited, funny and touching reboot which sticks two fingers up at sexist trolls.

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