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Who Are They Gonna Call for the All-Female Ghostbusters? We Have Some Suggestions.

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.

Jemima Kirke
Jennifer Aniston
Amy Poehler
Reese Witherspoon
Zooey Deschanel
Lena Dunham
Kerry Washington
Sofia Vergara
Tina Fey
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Beth Behrs
Amber Stevens
Ellen Page
Kirsten Dunst
Mindy Kaling
Helen Miren
Anna Kendrick
Rebel Wilson
Kat Dennings
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Kristen Wiig
Jennifer Lawrence
Zosia Mamet
Allison Williams
Sandra Oh
Amber Riley
Samantha Bee
Kristen Schaal
Ellie Kemper
Whoopi Goldberg
Zoe Saldana
Natalie Portman
Julianne Hough
Emma Stone
Cameron Diaz
June Diane Raphael
Chelsea Handler
Rashida Jones
Dakota Fanning
Hanna Mae Lee
Sufe Bradshaw
Sherri Shephard
Betty White
Kate Walsh
Kathy Griffin
Julie Bowen
Ellen Degeneres
Mayim Bialik
Jenna Fischer
Felicity Jones
Julia Roberts
Aubrey Plaza
Kelly Bishop
Eva Mendes
Meryl Streep
Amy Schumer
Lucy Liu
Leslie Mann
Rosario Dawson
Charlyne Yi
Kate Flannery
Jane Lynch
Stana Katic
Sarah Silverman
Jenny Slate
Margaret Cho
Maya Rudolph
Wanda Sykes
Jessica Williams