Bill Murray Fancasts His Preferred Female Ghostbusters Team


Bill Murray thinks Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wigg would be “spectacular” on an all-female Ghostbusters team.

Back in August, we learned of a possible Ghostbusters reboot with a unique twist: it would introduce a new, all-female team. While still very much a rumor, the project is supposedly backed by Ivan Reitman, would be directed by Paul Feig, and would draw from Hollywood’s talented female comedians. Sure, rumors certainly aren’t sure things in the movie business. But that hasn’t stopped original Ghostbuster Bill Murray from expressing support at the Toronto International Film Festival, and even making casting suggestions of his own.

“I’m fine with it,” Murray said. “I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits, too.”

Murray won’t be involved in a new Ghostbusters film, but did select his dream team. “Melissa (McCarthy) would be a spectacular Ghostbuster,” he said. “And Kristen Wiig is so funny – God, she’s funny! I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”

McCarthy, who co-starred with Murray in the comedy-drama St. Vincent, hasn’t been approached about Ghostbusters but would love to be involved. “Listen, if the people I think are doing it are doing it, I must never question them,” McCarthy said. “Oh, my God, that’s daunting. That’s taking on a legend, a legendary movie. But I would do anything with those ladies, anything at all.”

Other actresses rumored to be in Ghostbusters include Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but the project will have to coalesce more before we know for sure. Do you think Bill Murray has the right idea? Or is there someone else you’d rather see on a female-led Ghostbusters team?

Source: The Star

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