Wiig stars in the all-female version of the movie with Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, who are among the funniest women in show business.
Too bad Amy Shumer couldn’t join the team. But it’s not just all about the girls.
Chris Hemsworth is also along for the ride to provide plenty of female eye candy.
The new movie follows two previous “Ghostbusters” movies starring “Saturday Night Live” alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. They were joined by comedy writer Harold Ramus and actor Ernie Hudson.
Aykroyd and Ramus wrote the scripts for the original pictures. Whether reboot writers Paul Feig and Katie Dippold can match their comedic talent remains to be seen.
Feig has worked with both Wiig and McCarthy in the past. He previously directed “Bridesmaids,” starring the duo, and 2013 comedy “The Heat,” with McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.
Last year, he also helmed comedy “Spy, with McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law.
Judging from the trailer, Feig doesn’t stray too far from the original concept, down to the hearse the girls use as their ghostbusting vehicle.
The film picks up 30 years later in New York City. Murray, Aykroyd and Hudson will play cameo roles to establish continuity between the two. In fact, the trailer seems to go out of its way to convince fans the film will have the same look and feel as the originals.
Although casting females in the lead roles seems like a genius move, Feig sparked an Internet uproar when he announced the cast. Still, he stuck to his guns. Judging from the trailer, it looks like a pretty good call.
The film will hit theaters in July.
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