It's official: An all-female reboot of Ghostbusters is happening. Director Paul Feig has confirmed that he and The Heat's screenwriter Katie Dippold will be reuniting to cowrite the script. Meanwhile, it's all but certain that Melissa McCarthy will lead the cast of funny ladies, with Jenny Slate, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, and Wanda Sykes also being mentioned as potential 'busters.
Feig's films (The Heat, Bridesmaids among them) are hilarious. Dippold wrote The Heat, which is all the recommendation she needs. The prospect of a film starring the funniest women in Hollywood is indeed exciting. But, empowering? Not really.