The all-female "Ghostbusters" reboot is officially a go. THR first reported the news, which Paul Feig confirmed in a tweet. The director announced that he'll team up with "The Heat" writer Katie Dippold to make the film, which has been rumored about for months. Feig had been in talks to direct the film since August.
It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
Feig, who also directed "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat," was Sony's front-runner for the directing gig after Ivan Reitman exited the project in March. In September, Reitman told HuffPost Live that Feig was "perfect" for the job. "There were always going to be women involved in the next iteration of 'Ghostbusters.' Paul seems to be the perfect director to sort of bring that about."