After years of trying to spin off one of its most popular properties, Sony looks to be getting closer to getting a 'Ghostbusters' movie off the ground.
Sources tell Variety that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are in early negotiations to star in the 'Ghostbusters' reboot.
Paul Feig ('Bridesmaids') will direct, with Katie Dippold penning the script, and Ivan Reitman producing. The director tweeted a photo of Wiig, McCarthy, McKinnon and Jones on Tuesday.
Plot details are unknown other than this film centres on the next generation of Ghostbusters, who happen to be female.
Talk has gone on for a while about the people Sony had met for starring roles following the leaked Sony emails that said actresses such as McCarthy, Wiig and Emma Stone had met for roles.
Scheduling still has to be worked out among the actresses, but if the deals are finalized, the studio would be its closest to rebooting the franchise in quite some time. It is also unknown what character each woman would be playing.
Wiig's latest movie, 'Diary of a Teenage Girl', just premiered at Sundance, and she is now filming the Fox sci-fi movie 'The Martian' alongside Matt Damon. McCarthy can be seen next in Fox's 'Spy'.
McKinnon and Jones are on 'Saturday Night Live'.