Date: 29th January 2015

Ghostbusters female line-up confirmed.

Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are to reunite in the all-female Ghostbusters sequel, its director Paul Feig has confirmed.

Saturday Night Live comediennes Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon will join them in the film, Feig announced on Twitter.

Feig, who also worked with McCarthy on 2013's The Heat, went on to confirm it would be released on 22 July 2016.

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson played the ghost-hunting quartet in the 1984 original.

Directed by Ivan Reitman, the film made almost $300m (198m) at the global box office. A sequel, Ghostbusters II, followed five years later.

Plans for a follow-up have been mooted ever since, but appeared to have been scuppered by Murray's reluctance to sign up for it.

Source: Press Release