If we know one thing about Bill Murray, it’s that he ain’t afraid of no ghosts! The actor, who starred in both ‘Ghostbusters’ and the sequel, will join the female-centered remake!
It sounds like the reboot of Ghostbusters is shaping up to have quite the cast! A new report claims Bill Murray, the main star of the 1984 original has joined on to Paul Feig‘s star-studded film with his costar, Dan Aykroyd!
It sounds like Bill Murray picked up when they called! Our sister publication, Variety has confirmed that Bill will join Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth in the reboot. No details on his character have been revealed yet.
Bill has spoken briefly about the remake, telling MTV News last month at San Diego Comic Con, that the cast is “like a murderers’ row there.” He also admitted that he ran into Paul Feig and they spoke for a moment about the reboot — but it never came up again. He didn’t confirm or deny his participation at that time, but did add,“I think they’re going to have a great success with it.”
Dan Aykroyd Joins Reboot
In July, Dan Aykroyd tweeted (then deleted) about being on set filming his scene with Kristen Wiig. He also added that the “lady GB’s are adorable, hilarious and badass exhilarating.” We can assume (and hope) he will be reprising his role from the original, Dr. Raymond Stantz.
The reboot is currently filming in Boston, and set to hit theaters on July 22, 2016. HollywoodLife.com has reached out to the studio to confirm.
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— Emily Longeretta