Bill Murray to appear in Ghostbusters remake
BILL Murray has been confirmed to appear in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, according to reports.
The 64-year-old funnyman, who played Dr Peter Venkman in the original 1984 movie and the 1989 sequel, was spotted on the Boston set of the new film, where its stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are shooting scenes with director Paul Feig.
The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Deadline all report that Bill will play an unspecified role in the new female-led adaptation.
Birth.Movies.Death claims the comic actor will play Martin Heiss, described as a professional supernatural debunker who stands in opposition to the new team and attempts to prove the new Ghostbusters are “fakes”.
Bill’s potential involvement comes after he openly admitted to being disappointed with Ghostbusters 2 and dismissed rumours he would be featuring in the new movie as “crazy talk”.
However, he has praised the all-female line-up, describing it as a “swell” idea and the appointment of Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig.
Bill’s co-star Dan Aykroyd, who starred as Ray Stantz in the original movies, is also set to return, and has already filmed his role.
Principal photography on GB III has begun.— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) June 19, 2015
My heart soars for Melissa, Kristen, Kate, Leslie & Paul who are about to have the time of their lives…— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) June 19, 2015
and will deliver an exciting, high quality, massive hit movie.— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) June 19, 2015
Ghostbusters 3 is due to be released in July 2016.