Following Tuesday’s casting announcement in the female-led Ghostbusters reboot, the project has been given an official July 22, 2016, release date.
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy lead Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' reboot
The Hollywood Reporter initially reported that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones would star in the reboot, and the film’s writer and director, Paul Feig responded with a wordless tweet featuring a photo of the group.
Hours later he followed up with a tweet announcing the release date.
In other news, #Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016. Save the date!
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 28, 2015
In other release date news, Will Smith’s drama Concussion has been slated to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2015.
The film will star Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who was responsible for the first discovery of football-related brain trauma in a professional player and fought for public awareness.
“In his search for the truth behind the devastating malady, Omalu’s quest humanizes the price paid by professional athletes in impact sports but also by people who challenge the status quo as it exposes the political, cultural and corporate interests that fuel the business of sports,” Sony said in a press release.