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In the past, Bill Murray has been very vocal about his complete disinterest in reprising his role as Peter Venkman in Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters 3, but his attitude regarding the project as a whole seems to have softened in recent days. Asked about the reports of an all female cast in the movie. the actor gave a blessing of sorts to the project, saying, "It’s a grand idea, I don’t know who they’re talking about, but it’s a good idea." Obviously it doesn't sound like he has any kind of an inside track on the production, but that doesn't mean it isn't still interesting to hear who he would actually want to see in the movie.
Murray has recently been up at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting his new film St. Vincent, but while doing some interviews the Toronto Star was able to pick up some interesting actress suggestions from the legendary comedic actor for Ghostbusters 3:
Melissa McCarthyMurray's first suggestion was a rather natural one: Melissa McCarthy. In addition to the fact that the two actors star together in St. Vincent, the Tammy star also worked with director Paul Feig on his last two films: Bridesmaids and The Heat.
Kristen WiigMaking another natural jump from Melissa McCarthy, Murray's second suggestion was Kristen Wiig, who co-starred with McCarthy in Bridesmaids, and therefore has the exact same Paul Feig connection.
Linda CardelliniThe third suggestion is an interesting one, mostly because it's hard to tell if Murray knows exactly how interesting a suggestion it is. Continuing to list names, the Stripes star pitched Linda Cardellini, saying "I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot." What makes this a fitting choice is that Cardellini is yet again another talented actress with whom Paul Feig has worked with as a lead: she was the star of his short-lived dramedy series Freaks & Geeks.
Emma StoneEmma Stone was the only actress suggested by Bill Murray who hasn't previously worked with Paul Feig, but what she lacks in that department she may make up in the fact that she's worked with Murray before. Many of you will remember a memorable sequence featuring the two performers in the movie Zombieland - where they actually played out a scene from Ghostbusters - but they also both recently signed on to work with Cameron Crowe for his upcoming untitled comedy.
What do you think of these suggestions? Let us know by speaking your mind and making your own pitches in the comments below.