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Paul Feig will be directing a Ghostbusters sequel

Paul Feig will be directing a Ghostbusters sequel

Paul Feig will be directing a Ghostbusters sequel

An all-female version of Ghostbusters is in the works.

Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has confirmed the hotly-anticipated film, following reports that he was in talks to direct the movie.

He wrote: "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call."

Screenwriter Katie Dippold's previous credits include The Heat and Parks And Recreation.

Feig's confirmation came after original Ghostbuster Bill Murray gave his seal of approval to the idea of a female-led sequel.

After Ivan Reitman, the director of 1984's original Ghostbusters and 1989's Ghostbusters II, departed the project earlier this year, it was reported the reboot would focus on a female team of spook catchers.

And Bill told the Toronto Star: "I'm fine with it. I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits, too."

Bill played Dr Peter Venkman in the original Ghostbusters - which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year - alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver.