A couple of weeks ago Paul Feig confirmed that a new Ghostbusters film was officially in the works, and that would it star “hilarious women.” But who? Original Ghostbuster Bill Murray personally nominated Emma Stone, Kristen Wiig, and his St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy; Lena Dunham says she wants in; and one-time X-Files star Gillian Anderson has publicly begged to be cast.
When we started coming up with names ourselves, we were mostly struck by just how many great choices Feig and his cowriter Katie Dippold have before them. Rather than simply enumerate these talented women, we decided to show them in action, singing the franchise’s classic theme song.
Below you’ll find the names of everyone we included, listed in the order they appear.
June Diane Raphael
Hanna Mae Lee