Bill Murray Day was a veritable success this TIFF– not only did the TIFF Bell Lightbox screen old Bill movies for free, but the 63-year-old star also talked Ghostbusters 3 casting when he wasn’t out partying and forming impromptu conga lines.
There’s been talk through the grapevine of making the third Ghostbusters movie an all-female cast, and it’s something the St. Vincent actor is totally behind.
He told the Toronto Star that Bridesmaids actresses Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy(with whom he starred in St. Vincent), would be hilarious choices, noting, “Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny – God, she’s funny.”
Despite pulling from today’s pool of comediennes, Bill also took his casting aim at cult favourites and leading ladies.
He added, “I like this girl, [Freaks and Geeks’] Linda Cardellini, a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”
No official plans have been inked for a female-friendly Ghostbusters, but the Wes Anderson fixture wouldn’t mind the change. The funnyman even thinks the costumes would be prettier.
“I’m fine with it. I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits, too,” he said of the possibility.