The new ?Ghostbusters? movie is pulling all the stops as they get Bill Murray to appear in their reboot. Bill Murray, known as Dr. Peter Venkman in the original ?Ghostbusters,? is set to perform a cameo appearance in the new movie, confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter.
Though the filming for ?Ghostbusters? has already started, Murray?s appearance in the reboot is a recently developed update. The actor was hesitant in returning for the movie because of the past sequel not being well-received compared to the first one, according to the Hollywood Reporter. A Ghostbusters 3 sequel was put on hold because of a number of causes, one being the passing of cast member Harold Ramis.
According to International Business Times, Murray was allegedly going to return to the movie as a ghost, but later news revealed that he didn?t want to participate in the movie at all. ?Murray allegedly sent Aykroyd, who was attached to the script at the time, a shredded copy of the proposed storyline,? International Business Times shared. Good thing for ?Ghostbusters? fans as Bill Murray had a change of heart.
Emma Stone was previously invited to star in the ?Ghostbusters? reboot but declined to play a role because of her uncertainty in pursuing franchise movies, posted by the Hollywood Reporter. ?The script was really funny,? Stone said. ?It just didn?t feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment ? it?s a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water,? she added according to an interview from the Hollywood Reporter.
Paul Feig will direct The Ghostbusters reboot and will star Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the Ghostbusters. Joining the female casts are Chris Hemsworth, as the team?s receptionist, Andy Garcia, as the New York City Mayor, Neil Casey as the main villain, along with Matt Walsh, Michael K. Williams, and Cecily Strong, posted by Consequences of Sound.