Nov. 22, 2012
-- Hollywood, CA — Ghostbuster’
s fans around the world are celebrating as it has just been confirmed that Bill Murray has signed on to do Ghostbusters 3.
For years it has been unclear whether Murray would be joining the rest of the cast, which included Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler and Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond Stantz, or even if the movie would ever be made at all. In September on the red carpet at “Hyde Park on Hudson” Bill Murray admitted there was another Ghostbuster’
s script in the works and that he was considering it.
Ramis told reporters how he had received word that Murray was agreeing to the project. “Yeah, it was kind of crazy,” Ramis said. “Just out of nowhere, Bill called me up at almost three in the morning on Wednesday and simply said, ‘Yeah, ok, I’m in’.” Ramis continued, “That’s Bill for you. Surprising and straight to the point.”
Paul Horner who is one of the co-writers that assisted Etan Cohen in writing the script had heard that Murray could possibly be a part of the third movie. “Word through the grapevine was that Murray enjoyed reading our script that was passed along to him a couple months ago. As for if he was going to be a part of it, well that was the big question,” Horner said. “The writers, the fans… everyone is truly excited for this to have finally all come together. It wouldn’t have been the same movie without him.”
Returning stars are Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett and it’s said Rick Moranis could come out of retirement to perform as Louis Tully. Possible new faces for the project are Ashton Kutcher and Seth Rogen.
Shooting for Ghostbusters 3 is said to begin in the fall of 2013, but now with Murray signed on, filming for the movie could start as soon as February of next year.