This weekend, Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy hit the Toronto International Film Festival in support of their upcoming dramedy St. Vincent. And of course the subject of Ghostbusters 3 came up. Its been reported recently that Sony is considering an all-female cast. Not Surprisingly, Bill Murray is quite down with this idea.
Speaking with the TIFF press, the acting icon, who received his own Bill Murray Day at the festival, had this to say:
"I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits, too. 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, 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? They'd probably have better outfits, too."
Bill Murray has a pretty good idea about who he wants to see in the movie, if Sony does go with an all-female cast. His first pick is his St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy. And Emma Stone, whom he shared a very memorable Ghostbusters scene with in Zombieland.
"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."
Melissa McCarthy herself considered the prospects proposed by her co-star Bill Murray and seems a little intimidated by the idea:
"Oh, my God, that's daunting. That's taking on a legend, a legendary movie. But I would do anything with those ladies, anything at all. Nobody has talked to me about it."
In a separate interview, producer and former director Ivan Reitman had this to say about the all-female Ghostbusters scenario:
"Every once in a while [Bill Murray] would say, 'it would be kind of nice to do another one if only I find a script that was good enough', but in his brain and his heart, I don't think it's really there."
What do you think of Bill Murray's casting ideas? Would you be down with his chosen quartet?