A new Ghostbusters movie is on its way — and this one has a female-driven cast.
The Ghostbusters reboot has long been in the works, with many different stars attached to the project. At one point, the original director, Ivan Reitman, had agreed to return with Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson reprising their roles from the first film. But Bill Murray proved difficult to lock down. Reitman then left the film after Ramis passed away last year, at which point the producers approached Paul Feig to reconceive the project.
Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) will direct the reboot of the poltergeist policing movie with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon in ongoing negotiations to star, according to The Hollywood Reporter (not, as was originally reported, officially attached).
Feig’s rep clarified in a statement provided to TIME Wednesday: “Melissa has not officially signed on for the project. She, along with the other three women, are still in negotiations for the film, as things like scheduling, etc. still need to be worked out – so as of now, no one in the cast is officially confirmed.”
But if their resumes are any indication, these women would have no problem measuring up to the 1984 cast. Plus, Bill Murray himself said in an interview that he thought McCarthy and Wiig would be perfect for the film. Not a bad endorsement.
So, meet your new (likely) Ghostbusters:
Updated Jan. 28, 2015: This story has been updated to include Paul Feig’s statement on the potential cast.