https://movieweb.com/ghostbusters-3-bill-murray-female-cast/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...I will do whatever Bill Murray tells me to."
Bill Hader added,
"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 to carry around your proton pack."
It was rumored a few months back that after Ivan Reitman left the Ghostbusters reboot as director, it was taking on an all-female slant. That has never been confirmed by Sony. Recent reports claim that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig was in the running to direct. Is it possible that he will reteam with Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy?