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Why 'Ghostbusters' Casting Rumor Has Our Hopes Up

McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon and Jones are in negotiations to star in Paul Feig's movie, but some media may be jumping the proton gun.

By Lauren Zima | January 27, 2015

Who you gonna call? 

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. If you're Paul Feig, that is. The director sent out photos of the four comedians on Twitter Tuesday. 

McCarthy and Wiig had been rumored for Feig's "Ghosbusters" movie. "Saturday Night Live" stars McKinnon and Jones are surprises — but surprises people are excited about. Still, it's more who-you-gonna-call than who-you-gonna-cast. (Video via "Saturday Night Live")

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While outlets like E! seemed to confirm that the four were definitely in for the movie with their headlines on the story...

Industry media like Variety were careful to clarify the four are "in negotiations" for the movie. 

And after enduring the trauma of the back-and-forth casting news about Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic, we're afraid to get our hopes up. 

To clarify, I ain't afraid of no ghosts. Just afraid of these women not actually being the Ghostbusters. 

But if they are...

"I can't wait to get a look at this thing." (Video via Columbia Pictures / "Ghostbusters")

As a reminder, this would mark the first reunion for Feig, Wiig and McCarthy since "Bridesmaids."

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