Director Paul Feig has teased fans with his latest Ghostbusters casting coup, hinting that Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig will star in the highly-anticipated revamp.

The Bridesmaids filmmaker took to on Tuesday (27Jan15) and simply posted a photo collage of his leading ladies and Saturday Night Live stars Kate MCKinnon and Leslie Jones, with no caption explaining the tweet.

The mysterious post came shortly after news suggesting the quartet is in final negotiations for the all-female remake of the sci-fi classic.

MCCarthy has long been rumoured to be a frontrunner for the film, and this will mark her fourth collaboration with Feig, who directed her in The Heat, upcoming movie Spy, and Bridesmaids.

Meanwhile, MCKinnon has been a Saturday Night Live regular since 2012 and she was nominated for an Emmy Award last year (14), while Jones joined the Snl cast in 2014 and recently appeared in comedian Chris Rock's film Top Five.

Feig has reteamed with The Heat screenwriter Katie Dippold for the Ghostbusters project, which Ivan Reitman, who directed the original 1984 Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel, will produce.

The movie is expected to start shooting this summer (15), with original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd slated to return.

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