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Bill Murray Picks His Dream Female Ghostbusters Cast

GHOSTBUSTERS, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, 1984. (c) Columbia Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.
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Up at the Toronto Film Festival, Bill Murray took a break from living his freewheeling Bill Murray life to comment on the rumors that Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig plans to direct an all-female Ghostbusters. Turns out that Dr. Venkman thinks it’s just a dandy idea, according to an interview with Access Hollywood reporter Scott Mantz. “It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other,” he said. “There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapor. No, it’s a grand idea, I don’t know who they’re talking about, but it’s a good idea, I would watch it. I mean, I love Robert Palmer’s videos, so why wouldn’t I love the female Ghostbusters?”

Later, talking to the Toronto Star, Murray offered some helpful casting suggestions. “Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny. God, she’s funny,” Murray said. “I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.” Hear that, funny ladies? Bill Murray is ready to believe (in) you!

Bill Murray Casts His Dream Female Ghostbusters