By Tessa Berenson
January 29, 2015

The new all-female Ghostbusters cast has one important fan already: Dan Aykroyd, one of the original Ghostbusters.

Aykroyd, who also co-wrote the 1984 film, told The Hollywood Reporter, “The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy. My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day, and this is a beautiful development in the legacy of our family business.”

Melissa McCarthy will star in the remake, and Sony is currently negotiating with Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

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