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New ‘Ghostbusters' Cast Announced: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones And Kate McKinnon

28/01/2015 10:21 GMT | Updated 28/01/2015 13:59 GMT

The lead cast for the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ film has been confirmed by the movie’s director Paul Feig, who has tweeted snaps of the line-up.

‘Bridesmaids’ fans will be delighted to see that Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy have been cast as half of the quartet, and they’ll be joined by ‘Saturday Night Live’ stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

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In a second tweet, Paul shared the movie’s release date, writing: “In other news, #Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016. Save the date!”

Paul’s decision to cast Melissa and Kristen may not come as a total shock to fans, and earlier this year, original Ghostbuster Bill Murray suggested that they’d be perfect for the roles.

“Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster and Kristen Wiig is so funny – God, she’s funny,” he said.

Comedian Leslie Jones is well-known in the US, thanks to her ‘Saturday Night Live’ appearances, and Kate McKinnon also appears in the show’s sketches.

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