Bill Murray To Play The Villain In B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations
Bill Murray may be completely out of the picture for Ghostbusters 3, but don't take that to mean that he's completely done with the spirit world. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the comedic legend has just signed on to lend his voice to Dreamworks Animation's B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, joining an all star cast.
Described as a supernatural action comedy written and directed by Tony Leondis (Igor), the movie centers on a pair of ghosts named Moss (Seth Rogen) and Watts (Melissa McCarthy) who work for a top secret government agency that works to protect human beings from evil ghosts and their attempts to haunt the living. Things start to go very wrong, however, when the duo discover that the Most Wanted Haunter and his spectral army are coming after B.O.O.
In addition to Murray, also joining the cast is Jennifer Coolidge and Octavia Spencer. According to THR, Murray will be voicing the film's main villain, Addison Drake; Collidge will be playing "a bubbly transitions-relations officer;" and Spencer will be Captain Book, a strict senior officer at B.O.O.
Adding a funny level to this story, back when Murray was still thinking about joining the cast of Ghostbusters 3 the actor said that the only way he would join the project would be if his character were to be killed off in the first reel and then, presumably, come back as a ghost. You can listen to the star talk about the part in the clip from Late Show with David Letterman below:
Murray is famously picky when it comes to choosing scripts, but he has some pretty big and interesting projects coming up. His next film, George Clooney's The Monuments Men, was supposed to come out later this year, but was recently delayed until next February, where it will join Murray's slate of other 2014 films. Also included in that list are Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, writer/director Theodore Melfi's St. Vincent De Van Nuys (which also happens to star Melissa McCarthy) and Cameron Crowe's new untitled supernatural romantic comedy - which is currently filming.
The folks over at DreamWorks Animation are currently hard at work on B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations and the studio will have the film in theaters on June 5, 2015.
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