Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are in advanced talks to star in Ghostbusters.
Speculation had been rife that the actresses were being lined up for roles in Paul Feig’s reboot and now The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed the two are in the process of finalising their parts. Saturday Night Live stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are also in talks.
Feig himself confirmed the news via Twitter, posting a picture of the four women.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015
Feig is hoping to bring his all-female ghostbusting team before the cameras this summer, for a now-confirmed release date of 22 July 2016.