Some fans of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters and its 2015 sequel aren’t so pleased with the idea of an all-female cast reboot. Its star Bill Murray, by contrast, has excitedly revealed which actresses he would love to see on the big screen taking down the gross — and at times slimy — ghosts in the Big Apple.
Murray, 63, shared his enthusiasm about the rumored new flick during the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 5.
So, who are the lucky ladies on his wish list? “Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny!” he told the Toronto Sun. “I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot,” he added of the Mad Men and former ER star. “And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”
Murray was on hand at TIFF to promote his film St. Vincent with co-star McCarthy. He’s also previously worked with Stone in Cameron Crowe’s upcoming untitled project and in 2009’s Zombieland.
Murray played unemployed parapsychology professor Dr. Peter Venkman in the smash hit with Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz) and the late Harold Ramis, who played Dr. Egon (Egon!) Spengler. Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddmore) also strapped on a tan jumpsuit and backpack to take down the creatures and Marshmallow Man in NYC. Other stars included Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett), Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz) and Rick Moranis (Louis Tully). Ghostbusters II was released in 1989.
The Hollywood Reporter reported last month that a Ghostbusters reboot with a female cast was in the works. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) was rumored to be taking on the director role.
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