Bill Murray has at last has signed on for a 3rd installment of Ghostbusters.
Paul Feig’s all-female reboot of the franchise was the ticket to getting Murray on-board. One of George Clooney’s best buds told David Letterman last October… “The studio’s always wanted to make another one because they can’t come up with any other ideas, really… But it’s hard to get an idea that’s good enough.” He then admitted that he really enjoyed the idea of a female-led version.
According to Ivan Reitman who was set to direct Ghostbusters III before the death of original co-writer said Murray’s reluctance came from not wanting to carry a big movie again. Reitman telling Entertainment Weekly the actor told him, “Look, I’m not interested in doing these movies anymore. I like doing these small parts. I don’t want to feel the weight and the burden of all that.”
Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon are also teaming up with Murray for the July 2016 release.