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The all-female 'Ghostbusters' reboot just found its writer

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The third Ghostbusters film is finally moving forward with a new, all-female squad, and the production is bringing on the writer behind another successful female-led comedy to create its script. Katie Dippold, who wrote The Heat and previously wrote for MadTV, is going to be creating the script to the rebooted Ghostbusters film alongside its director, Paul Feig. Feig too has had a lot of success with female-led comedies, having directed The Heat and the major hit Bridesmaids.

The creation of a third Ghostbusters film has a fairly notorious history, with production famously going nowhere for basically two decades. But now, it looks like it's really happening: rather than focus on the old cast, the third film is starting anew with a another crew, which means there aren't impossible production hurdles like trying to get Bill Murray on board, despite having sworn off the film time and again. We don't know much about it yet, but Feig tells us just about everything important in a tweet: "Yes," he writes, "it will star hilarious women."