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Paul Feig is directing the female version of [Ghostbusters (2016)](tag:32733) and there's pretty much no better combination of...

  • A director who knows how to direct funny women
  • Women who are straight up hilarious
  • Ghosts

Therefore, I think there really isn't much to hate on in regards to this film. That hasn't stopped the haters from voicing their opinions that it would "ruin the franchise" or that it just "wouldn't be the same."

Paul Feig addressed the haters in an E! Online interview.

"The Internet is really funny—I love it, but I hate it at the same time. The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone's so happy and you're like, 'This is great.' Then comes the second wave and you're like, 'Oh my God.' Some of the most vile, misogynistic s--t I've ever seen in my life."

Also, when he announced it, he tweeted out:

Let's take a look at the aforementioned awesome cast!

Melissa McCarthy

McCarthy will undeniably bring physical humor to the table. She's worked with Feig before, too with The Heat, Bridesmaids, and most recently struck gold together with Spy. I have a feeling Feig would have had a tough time going forward with this project without securing McCarthy, and I'm sure she was quick to accept the role.

Kristen Wiig

I couldn't fathom not liking Kristen Wiig. She's sharp as a tack with her dry wit, she can get goofy, she's stunningly attractive, and she also has a history acting in Feig-directed films. I think that she's going to own this role and I think it's safe to say that with McCarthy and Wiig, your cast is already incredibly strong. But there's more!

Cecily Strong

Like Wiig, Strong comes from Saturday Night Live and tackled an awesome test recently in the "White House Correspondence Dinner", as the host. Making fun of the President, his friends, his enemies, and the media as the entire nation watches takes serious guts, and she nailed it. Another great addition.

Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon is a master impressionist, most well-known probably for her imitation of Justin Bieber. However, she's also a great actress, period. I think she'd be perfect as a relatively wacky character that Feig does so well.

Leslie Jones

Not only is this cast full of women, but diverse women to boot. I know for a fact Leslie Jones will have a few irreverent comments and one-liners that will kill on camera. This cast is almost too good.

I can't wait to see what they do with the classic song...

(Via: IMDB)


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