Ghost stories will never be the same again... Just in time for Halloween, DreamWorks Animation has a big treat for audiences: legendary funny man Bill Murray will join the all-star cast of B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations as villainous ghost, Addison Drake. Jennifer Coolidge, best known for her role as Stifler's mom in American Pie will play Carol Sue, a bubbly transitions-relations officer and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will play the tough as nails Sr. B.O.O. officer, Captain Book. The trio will join the previously announced Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy, Rashida Jones and Matthew Bomer in this original film set to be released by Twentieth Century Fox on June 5, 2015.
Here's what director Anthony Leondis had to say about the new casting additions.
"Bill Murray is the perfect actor to bring this character to life - or should I say 'after-life? Along with Jennifer and Octavia, this is a dream cast. I can't imagine a team more capable of packing a funnier punch to this broadly comedic ghost story."
This supernatural action comedy follows two bumbling apparitions who find themselves in an extraordinary after-life adventure when they join the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.) - the ghost world's elite counter-haunting unit - and ultimately must face off against the planet's greatest haunter.
Based on an original idea by Anthony Leondis (Igor), who is also directing, the film is produced by Maryann Garger (Flushed Away) and the screenplay is being written by Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots). Executive Producers are Gil Netter and Courtney Pledger.