Paul Feig Re-Teaming with ‘Heat’ Writer for Female-Centric ‘Ghostbusters’

Sony’s female-led reboot of its “Ghostbusters” franchise is gaining momentum with “The Heat” writer Katie Dippold re-teaming with director Paul Feig.

Feig confirmed the news Wednesday on Twitter:

Dippold will write the script with Feig, who became attached to the project in August.

“Ghostbusters 3″ was initially supposed to be directed by Ivan Reitman, the director of the original “Ghostbusters” and its 1989 follow-up, “Ghostbusters II,” but he dropped out in March. Feig proposed that the franchise be rebooted with female leads.

Reitman is producing the new “Ghostbusters.” Feig and his Feigco Entertainment partner Jessie Henderson will executive produce.

Dippold has written a sequel to “The Heat,” which starred Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. Feig is also re-teaming with McCarthy to direct her latest comedy “Spy,” which is slated for a Memorial Day 2015 release.

Dippold is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.

News about Dippold was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

 

 

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