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Is Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot About To Start Shooting In Boston?

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In a move that’s sure to piss off Yankees and inspire an endless array of “HOW’D’YA LIKE ‘DEM APPLES?” jokes, the Boston Herald reports that Paul Feig’s upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot is about to start shooting in Boston — as a stand-in for New York City. However, the daily also purportedly provides new plot details from the film’s not-quite-finished script.

Reader beware, for spoilers abound in what follows. So even if these rumors turn out to be utter crap, ’tis best you know what you’re getting yourself into.

According to “script spies”:

[Kristen Wiig] and [Melissa McCarthy] play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. (Like the original, the story takes place in New York City, even though it’s being shot in Boston.) Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia.

Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.

Aside from blowing the lid on these story bits, the article also notes that filmmakers will shut down parts of Boston’s financial district (yes, Boston has a financial district) for three nights. Why? For an “epic ghost invasion of Manhattan.” Whether or not this is for the film’s final confrontation, or just another one of its likely action-filled set pieces, remains to be seen.

Finally, while none of the original cast members have been confirmed or denied for cameos, the source does note one prominent reappearance:

Being that Boston boasts itself as the Dunkin’ Donuts capital of the world, Slimer will fit right in.

UPDATE — June 17, 2015, 7:16 p.m.

As the post’s first commenter noted, Feig tweeted the following just over a half hour ago:

Next time, you could just — you know — email us at tips@uproxx.com. No need to be mean, Chief.

(Via Boston Herald)

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