Bill Murray Is Up For A Female ‘Ghostbusters’
The actor namedrops Melissa McCarthy and Emma Stone as actresses he’d like to see pick up a proton pack...
Last month came word that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig was in talks to helm a female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot. Now we can count original star Bill Murray as a fan of the idea.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, Murray voiced his support, saying: "It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapour!"
Murray has long been the holdout of a third movie that would have reteamed him with original 'busters Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. With Ramis' death and Murray's continued disinterest in returning to star, however, the concept shifted to assembling a new generation of funny women. And Murray has some thought-starters in that regard."Melissa (McCarthy) would be a spectacular Ghostbuster," Murray enthused to the Toronto Star, adding "And Kristen Wiig is so funny. God, she’s funny!"
Murray added: "I like this girl Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks) a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there."
McCarthy, for her part, would be down for the role, while pointing out that nobody has yet approached her."Oh, my God, that’s daunting," she said at the Toronto International Film Festival. "That’s taking on a legend, a legendary movie. But I would do anything with those ladies, anything at all."
With Murray’s newfound support of the project, all eyes are now on Feig, who – with his films Bridesmaids and The Heat – has helped usher in a new age of female comedies. Expect news one way or the other to come out soon.