Comedy legend Bill Murray recently spoke about the rumored all-female Ghostbusters installment and gave a list of female actors he would like to hypothetically star in it. Murray was at the Toronto Independent Film Festival last week when he weighed in on the possible third Ghostbusters film being considered by Sony.
“I’m fine with it; I’d go to that movie. They’d probably have better outfits, too,” he said. “Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny. God, she’s so funny! I like this [Mad Men’s] Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”
Murray was in Toronto for the premiere of his latest project, St. Vincent, in which he stars with McCarthy. In the film, he plays a cantankerous old man who strikes a strange friendship with the 12-year-old boy living next door. The Toronto Film Festival declared the day of the premiere “Bill Murray Day,” which entailed all-day screenings of the actor’s most popular films.
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“It was a dizzy day. I rode my bicycle around the streets and people called out to me and waved and I had a lot of texts and I saw a lot of old friends I hadn’t seen for a long time. Then at the premiere the crowd was wild. I’d never seen anything quite like that before. Then we had the party and there was a great disc jockey,” said the Rushmore actor.
Meanwhile, Bridesmaids actor Wiig was thrilled that her fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus had mentioned her as one of the actors who could possibly star in an all-female Ghostbusters movie. “That’s very flattering,” she said. “I guess they’re making one from what I hear, which is pretty great.”
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Later during her interview with Yahoo! Movies for her film The Skeleton Twins, Wiig made no bones about how she felt about Murray’s blessing. “I will do whatever Bill Murray tells me to,” she confessed.