New All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Cast Is Frighteningly Funny

When Hollywood decided to reboot Ghostbusters, it called four of its funniest players. But not one of those players has a penis! The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Saturday Night Live cast members Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon will be taking over the roles originated by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig will direct.


Most people seem ecstatic with the news, with many on Twitter declaring the cast to be "perfect" and "friggin' awesome." There's no doubt that the cast is great. Wiig and McCarthy are already a proven commodity with Bridesmaids, and McKinnon, who recently made a splash with her Justin Bieber Calvin Klein parody, and Jones are considered two of the best players on SNL these days.

It's also nice the reboot stuck to the SNL roots of the original.

My only complaint is that it's not really a movie that needs a reboot. I'm in the camp that no movie made after 1940 that was done well the first time needs a reboot, but it's especially irksome when the original is so well loved.

The ones who will have it tough are the writers (Paul Feig and Parks and Recreation writer Katie Dippold) -- seriously, how will they come up with so many great lines like the original had? Maybe I'm just too damn '80s.

Still, with this cast, it could be a huge success. I wonder who will do the Ghostbusters theme-song retread? Beyonce? Bieber? Swift?

And who will get slimed this time? My money is on Wiig.

Will you go see a reboot?

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