Sadly or not so sadly depending on how you look at it, Bill Murray does not want to be a part of Ghostbusters 3. But after the rumor has floated around about a possible all female cast for the movie, he did chime in on which actresses he would like to see fill the roles. Check out what he had to say below and let us know what you think after the JUMP!
When news broke last month about an all female Ghostbusters reboot, some weren’t that keen on the idea, but one person who thought it was a good idea was Ghostbusters star himself, Bill Murray. Speaking with The Star at the Toronto International Film Festival, Murray was asked what he thought of the idea, to which he replied:
“I’m fine with it, I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits, too.”
Murray went on to fan cast the four roles of the film when asked who he would like to see take it on.
“Melissa (McCarthy) would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny! I like this girl Linda Cardellini (“Mad Men”) a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”
The outlet also caught up with McCarthy about the film and asked her outright if she’s been approached.
“I think that somebody is really trying to do it, but nobody has talked to me about it. Listen, if the people I think are doing it are doing it, I must never question them.”
Set to begin production next year in New York City, the storyline for the film is rumored to focus on a new generation of Ghostbusters with cameos from the original stars written into the script. Bad Teacher and “The Office” writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg wrote the current draft while The Heat and Bridesmaids director Paul Fieg is in talks to direct.