Ghostbusters 3: Bill Murray thinks all-female team is a 'swell' idea

The actor suggested the actresses he would cast in the reboot

Antonia Molloy
Monday 20 October 2014 11:15 BST
Bill Murray appeared in the original film and its sequel
Bill Murray appeared in the original film and its sequel (Getty Images)

Bill Murray has said that the decision to cast an all-female team in forthcoming Ghostbusters 3 is a “swell” idea.

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The 64-year-old actor, who appeared in the original 1984 film and 1989 sequel, backed the move during an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.

“I think it’d be swell. I would go watch that one in a second.”

Murray then went on to suggest actresses that he thought would be perfect for the movie. He cited former co-star Melissa McCarthy ("very funny"), Emma Stone ("funny as heck") and Linda Cardellini, before asking the audience for further recommendations.

He also conceded that the first Ghostbusters instalment was “really great”, but the second was “not quite as good”.

“The studio's always wanted to make another one, because they can't come up with any other ideas,” he joked.

Paul Feig is to direct the reboot and will also co-write the script with Katie Dippold.

Filming is scheduled to begin in 2015.

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