The filming on the Paul Feig's female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot has begun in Boston, and leaked footage via Comicbook from the set shows Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon running to hail a taxi. McCarthy is in an all-black ensemble and McKinnon is in a gray and black dress. They are seen shooting various takes as they wave to a taxi. Kristen Wiig is seen running behind them as they both open the door of the taxi and take a seat.
"Entertainment Tonight" also leaked a close-up of Wiig looking at two men fighting on the road. Going by her gray formal attire it has been speculated that this could be a flashback scene, which takes Wiig’s character to the 1980s.
Plot details of the film are not known, but the Boston Herald reports that the characters played by Wiig and McCarthy write a book suggesting that ghosts are real. A few years later, Wiig takes a teaching position in Columbia University, where she is ridiculed for writing such a book. She teams up with McCarthy to take revenge and save the city from an invasion of ghosts.
Director Feig ("Bridesmaids," "Spy") also has written the screenplay of the film with Katie Dippold, based on the characters created by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd have created the characters. The cast also includes Cecily Strong, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.
Hemsworth will be playing a receptionist in the film. Feig confirmed his role in a previous Twitter post.
The director commented on the female leads. “Those four ladies I have starring in it are so funny, and that’s half the battle. I’m going to battle with the best army I have. My whole crew from all my other movies have come aboard, and some great special effects people have come aboard — I have never really done this level of effects before — and I’m excited,” he said about the film, US Weekly reported.
"Ghostbusters" is scheduled to open in July 2016.