First look at Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon in the all-female Ghostbusters movie

New set pictures have given as an early glimpse of the characters in Paul Feig’s reboot

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Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot has begun shooting on the streets of Boston, Massachusetts – and some sneaky on-set photography is giving us a first look of what we can expect from the supernatural comedy.

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The new pictures show stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon in costume, and while their characters aren’t yet sporting the trademark jumpsuits of the Ghostbusters we think their clothing does offer a clue about the content of the film.

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After all, doesn’t Wiig’s get-up look a little bit, well, 80s? And while McCarthy and McKinnon’s outfits look a little less dated, they wouldn’t look out of place in that decade either. So maybe this reboot is set at the same time as the original Ghostbusters in 1984, a fun way to emulate a classic with a cool period feel. It is supposed to be a sort of “alternate universe” Ghostbusters …

That said, a few other set details don’t look quite as dated, so it could just be that Wiig’s character has a fiercely individual style – and if that’s true then all power to her.

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And if the photos weren’t enough, local newspaper The Boston Herald claims to have uncovered a plot synopsis for the film, and while it’s not yet confirmed to be genuine we like the sound of what it proposes.

“Wiig and 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. 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.”

Wiig certainly looks like an academic in the pictures, and we could see McCarthy as her kooky co-author – but whether that synopsis is accurate or not, we’re sure New York will know who to call next summer. And they certainly ain’t afraid of no ghosts.

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Ghostbusters will be released in July 2016