Whilst there has been some division over the idea of a third “Ghostbusters” film featuring an all-female team of spook hunters, actor Bill Murray is all for the idea.
Appearing at the Toronto Film Festival, the former Dr. Peter Venkman tells Access Hollywood and the Toronto Star (via Schmoes Know) that:
“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?”
He also offered some of his own casting suggestions and ideas based on some of the rumors that have been swirling so far:
“Melissa [McCarthy] 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.”
Murray just worked with McCarthy on the upcoming dramedy “St. Vincent” which he was in Toronto to promote.
McCarthy herself was asked about the idea of strapping on a proton pack, to which she said: “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 does admit though that: “nobody has talked to me about it.”