Bill Murray isn’t likely to star in a new Ghostbusters movie any time soon, but that doesn’t preclude him from sharing his thoughts on who he would cast in an all-female reboot of the classic 80s film.
Murray revealed his thoughts on the rumored all-female Ghostbusters movie that Sony is said to be considering while at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.
“Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster,” Murray said. “And Kristen Wiig is so funny. God, she’s funny!”
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He didn’t stop there.
“I like this Linda Cardellini (of Mad Men) a lot,” he said. “And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”
McCarthy seems to think the idea of a reboot may actually materialize, but has not received offers from the studio.
“I think that somebody is really trying to do it, but nobody has talked to me about it,” she said. “Listen, if the people I think are doing it are doing it, I must never question them.”
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Walking in the footsteps of the original cast members seems like a particularly challenging proposition for The Heat actress, but says working with the women on Murray’s list would be a dream come true.
“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,” she gushed.
In August, Sony was reportedly considering the idea of a reboot, with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig at the helm.