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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 will direct and co-write the script with Katie Dippold. Feig tweeted a photo of Wiig, McCarthy, McKinnon and Jones on Tuesday.

Story details are unknown other than this film centers on the next generation of Ghostbusters, who happen to be female.

Rumors have swirled for a while about whom Sony had met with for starring roles following the leaked Sony emails that said actresses such as McCarthy, Wiig and Emma Stone had met for roles.

Ivan Reitman is producing.

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 pic “Diary of a Teenage Girl” just premiered at Sundance, and she is currently filming the Fox sci-fi pic “The Martian” alongside Matt Damon. She is repped by UTA and Odenkirk Entertainment. McCarthy is repped by CAA and can be seen next in Fox’s “Spy.”

McKinnon and Jones can still be seen on “Saturday Night Live.” Jones is repped by APA and Integral Entertainment and McKinnon is repped by UTA and Principato-Young Entertainment.

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