Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones join Melissa McCarthy in this long in development reboot.
Nagging rumors also persist Bill Murray is close to signing on as well.
UPDATE: Paul Feig let slip the release date, July 22nd 2016
Peter Dinklage is also in talks to play the film's villain.
Those Bill Murray rumors are also getting hotter.
UPDATE #2 Potential plot spoilers via Dread Central
Kristen Wiig is playing Erin Garber, a published author on the subject of the paranormal. Erin now works for Columbia University.
Leslie Jones is playing Abby Bergman, who co-authored the book with Garber. Since publication, the two former colleagues had a falling out and went their separate ways. Abby more actively chases ghost a la Ghost Hunters. This tension between academic investigation (Wiig’s character) and mainstream media investigation (Jones’ character) is central to the story.
Kate McKinnon is playing Abby Berman’s new partner, Jillian.
Melissa McCarthy is playing Patty, an NYC subway worker who stumbles across the main supernatural threat in the film.
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