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FILE - In this June 23, 2013 file photo, director Paul Feig and screenwriter Katie Dippold attend "The Heat" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) FILE - In this June 23, 2013 file photo, director Paul Feig and screenwriter Katie Dippold attend "The Heat" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of rumors, there are finally plans for a new "Ghostbusters," and it will be led by a female cast.

"Bridesmaids" filmmaker Paul Feig said Wednesday that he will direct a reboot of the ghost-fighting comedy franchise starring, as he said on Twitter, "hilarious women." Feig will direct the film for Sony Pictures, with "The Heat" screenwriter Katie Dippold writing the script.

A sequel with the original cast was developed for years that would have reunited Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, with Ivan Reitman directing. But that never got off the ground and Ramis died in February.

Casting has yet to be announced, but Melissa McCarthy would be a good bet. Feig has made three films in a row with McCarthy, including the upcoming "Spy."

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