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Earlier this week, Bill Murray was asked for his thoughts on the four actresses who should make up the rumoured female team of Ghostbusters set to appear in Paul Feig’s planned reboot of the franchise.
Those names were Melissa McCarthy, Linda Cardellini, Emma Stone, and Kristen Wiig, and the actress who starred in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty last year has now responded to his suggestion/endorsement in a recent interview at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“I will do whatever Bill Murray tells me to,”
“I don’t want to pressure you, but you should do it… And you should have a friend, who’s, like, a guy who has »
- Josh Wilding
Bill Murray is not only in favor of a female-fronted Ghostbusters 3, he's thrown out some casting suggestions, including Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Linda Cardellini, and Kristen Wiig. And now we know Wiig is willing. Some have speculated that Wiig would be an obvious frontrunner for Ghostbusters 3 if Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig does sign on to direct. Yet the former Saturday Night Live star is playing coy, saying "I guess they.re making one from what I hear, which is pretty great." While promoting her new drama The Skeleton Twins, Kristen Wiig sat down with Yahoo, which asked the actress how she felt about being named as a successor to Ghostbuster proton-packs by Dr. Peter Venkman himself. "That.s very flattering," she confessed. Pressed on whether she would say yes if she was offered such a role, Kristen Wiig gave a clear-cut answer: "I will do whatever Bill Murray »
The internet was abuzz earlier this week when Bill Murray suggested a dream team of actresses for that rumored all-female installment of "Ghostbusters 3." Now, Kristen Wiig, who was name-checked by Murray, has reacted to the news -- and seems to be on board with the idea.
While at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting her work in "The Skeleton Twins," Wiig was asked to comment on Murray's ringing endorsement of the actress to take the "Ghostbusters" part. (Murray had called Wiig "so funny" while throwing her name into his picks for the cast list.)
"That's very flattering," Wiig told Yahoo! Movies. "I guess they're making [an all-female 'Ghostbusters'] from what I hear, which is pretty great."
Wiig's "Skelton Twins" co-star, Bill Hader, was also in the room, and tried to convince the actress that she should take the part if offered.
"I don't want to pressure you," Hader told Wiig. "But you should do it. »
- Katie Roberts
"I will do whatever Bill Murray tells me to," Wiig told Yahoo.
Wiig and Hader star together in the upcoming Skeleton Twins.
Watch the trailer for Skeleton Twins below: »
Over the weekend, while Bill Murray was promoting his upcoming dramedy St. Vincent at the Toronto International Film Festival, the original Ghostbuster was asked his thoughts on the idea of an all-girl Ghostbusting team for the impending Ghostbusters reboot. Not surprisingly, he was quite down with the idea. He even listed a number of potential female Ghostbusters that he wants to see strap on a proton pack.
His idea for the perfect cast included St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy, Linda Cardellini, Emma Stone (whom he shared a memorable Ghostbusters moment with in Zombieland) and, of course, Kristen Wiig.
Kristen Wiig arrived in Toronto today, and heard about the casting idea from the press. In town to support her own dramedy The Skeleton Twins with Bill Hader, she commented on Bill Murray's ringing endorsement,
"That's very flattering. I guess they're making one from what I hear, which is pretty great. »
Ghostbusters 3 has been in development hell for most of the adult lives of many of the franchise’s fans. With the passing of Harold Ramis earlier this year, it’s unlikely that a real second sequel to the 1984 classic will ever take place (we’ll have to settle for the Ghostbusters video game, which reunited the original cast), even though Dan Akroyd has been championing the idea for years. Doing the movie without Egon just seems like sacrilege – really, the loss of any of the original three would have been. However, what about a reboot? That’s the Hollywood buzzword of the past few years after all, right?
And what about an all-female reboot? Female-fronted franchises are poised to become the next big cash cow for Hollywood, with an all female version of The Expendables in the works, and now word has it that director Paul Feig is looking at directing an all-female Ghostbusters. »
- Jay Anderson
(Cbr) Although his proton pack isn’t likely to reactivate anytime soon, the erstwhile Peter Venkman still has some thoughts on the future of the "Ghostbusters" franchise. Appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival in support of his new movie "St. Vincent," Murray spoke with The Star about rumors of a "Ghostbusters" reboot from "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig, with the story focusing on a new group of female Ghostbusters. “I’m fine with it,” he said. “I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits, too.” Murray even had some casting suggestions for the new "Ghostbusters", including his "St. Vincent" co-star Melissa McCarthy. “Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny,” he said. “I like this girl Linda Cardellini ("Mad Men") a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.” For her part, »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Captain America 3: With the comic book version of Steve Rogers stepping aside from his duties as Captain America, some have wondered if future Marvel movies will be affected as well. Chris Evans, however, is not ready to give up the shield. "Don’t take my job from me prematurely, dude,” Evans said. “I’m sure it’ll happen at some point, all good things have to come to an end. But I’m really happy playing the character.” So that's that -- for now. [MTV] Ghostbusters: Bill Murray has weighed in on the possibility of an all-female Ghostbusters sequel under the direction of Paul Feig, and he's all in favor of the idea. “I would go to that movie," he said. "They’d probably have better outfits...
- Peter Martin
Perhaps you've heard the rumors that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig may be directing an all-female reboot or spin-off of the Ghostbusters franchise. Bill Murray has too, and in an interview with the Toronto Star, the comedy legend named four actresses he thought could shine in such a film. First up, Melissa McCarthy, Murray's costar in the film St. Vincent, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. "Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. 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. »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
He said, "Kristen Wiig is so funny-God, she's funny!"
It remains to be seen who will be cast, but Murray is confident that the movie can’t go wrong with any of these choices saying, "There are some funny girls out there."
Luckily for us »
Is Ghostbusters 3 finally going to become a real thing? Well, if it does, then it won’t feature Ghostbusters I & II director Ivan Reitman at helm, nor does it seem likely that any members of the original Ghostbusters team will play a significant role in the film. A fresh start could be exactly what the thirty-year old comedy/supernatural horror franchise needs at this point, after the passing of series costar/co-writer Harold Ramis and the sheer amount of time that’s gone by since the last film installment.
- Sandy Schaefer
Step aside, boys: it's time for the funnyladies to shine in Tinsel Town. At least, if the movie biz is in the hands of Bill Murray. After Bridesmaids director Paul Feig became the frontrunner to direct the Ghostbusters reboot with sources telling The Hollywood Reporter that the long-awaited third chapter will focus on female Ghostbusters, Bill Murray, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in the hit 1984 flick, was asked about his thoughts in regards to the follow-up film as well as his feelings about watching ladies battling spirits on the big screen. "It sounds great to me," he told Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz. "It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that »
If I possessed any Photoshop prowess, I would so add a proton pack or two onto the shoulders of the ladies pictured above. But for now, you'll just have to use your imagination. That's exactly what Bill Murray is doing, when asked who he would like to see lead the rumored all-female cast of Ghostbusters 3. The actor, while himself not keen on returning to the franchise, seems tickled by the idea of having a group of strong female comediennes take over.
"I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits, too," Murray told The Star. When asked if he had any suggestions for who they should cast, the actor was quick to chime in. "Melissa (McCarthy) would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny!" said the comedy legend, naming two of the stars of Paul Feig's Bridesmaids. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Believe the rumour mill, and the current plan for the next Ghostbusters film is to bring in a female lead cast, and for Paul Feig to direct the movie. And chatting to Toronto Star, Bill Murray - who has resisted Ghostbusters 3 - seems quite keen on the idea.
"I'm fine with it. I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits too".
So who would he pick for a female Ghostbusting team? His co-star in the upcoming movie St Vincent, Melissa McCarthy, for one. "Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny". More? "I like this girl Linda Cardinelli a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there".
It does sound as though Murray has come up with a Paul Feig-centric castlist there, »
Over the weekend, Bill Murray shared a few thoughts on the reports that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) is looking to direct an all-female team of Ghostbusters for the long-in-development Ghostbusters 3, stating that it’s a “grande idea” and that he “would watch it.” Now he’s went a step further, offering up some casting suggestions for the female-led reboot…
“Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster,” said Murray, referring to his St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy. “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 then went on to express her interest, although she denied that she had been approached about a role: “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, »
- Gary Collinson
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, »
- Anna Silman
In the past, Bill Murray has been very vocal about his complete disinterest in reprising his role as Peter Venkman in Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters 3, but his attitude regarding the project as a whole seems to have softened in recent days. Asked about the reports of an all female cast in the movie. the actor gave a blessing of sorts to the project, saying, "It.s a grand idea, I don.t know who they.re talking about, but it.s a good idea." Obviously it doesn't sound like he has any kind of an inside track on the production, but that doesn't mean it isn't still interesting to hear who he would actually want to see in the movie. Murray has recently been up at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting his new film St. Vincent, but while doing some interviews the Toronto Star was able to »
Asked about the possible female-led Ghostbusters 3, Murray told the Toronto Star: "I'm fine with it. I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits, too."
"Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster," he continued, naming who he would cast. "And Kristen Wiig is so funny - God, she's funny!
Ivan Reitman, who serves as »
Not everyone was on board when a potential female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot was announced, but Bill Murray is fully supportive of handing the reigns over to some funny ladies. “I'm fine with it,” Murray told the Toronto Star when asked about the potential reboot. “I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits, too.” Also read: A Female ‘Ghostbusters'? ‘Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig Talks Reboot With Sony Murray, who played Ghostbuster Dr. Peter Venkman in the original 1980s franchise alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis, also had some casting suggestions to offer up for the modern remake. »
- Linda Ge
The news that the long rumoured Ghostbusters 3 had been scrapped in favour of a reboot featuring an all-female cast was met with a mixed response from fans of the beloved franchise.
While some welcomed a fresh take on the next Ghostbusters movie from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, many more said at the time that they would prefer either a third instalment as planned or for the first two classic movies to be left well enough alone in a bid to avoid tarnishing the series.
In an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ghostbusters star Bill Murray didn’t hesitate in giving his blessing to the “controversial” reboot which will apparently begin production next year.
“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 vapor! No, it’s a grand idea, »
- Josh Wilding
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