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Dan Aykroyd on Ghostbusters 3 Casting: Two Guys, Two Girls, All Unknowns

Good news, maybe! After twenty years and as many false starts, a second Ghostbusters sequel seems like it could finally happen, says Dan Aykroyd. "I think we're closer than we've ever been," he told us at Tuesday's Alzheimer's Association 2009 Rita Hayworth Gala at the Waldorf Astoria. "Two years ago, I would've said there was no chance. Now it's looking pretty good." And though Bill Murray recently implied in an interview that he doesn't love the current proposed story ("Part of it is good," he told a reporter), Aykroyd says he must've misspoken: "This one? No [Murray hasn't been critical of it]. He likes it." So what is the story? we asked. "I want to retire and hand it over to a young cadre and cadet who can pick up the equipment and drive the car because I'm too old for that now," Aykroyd told us. "I hope it's a nice mix, maybe two guys and two girls. We'll find some great young actors. We're probably going to search for unknowns." Sorry, Kate Winslet!

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