Who you gonna call when it comes to casting the newest film in the Ghostbusters franchise? Bill Murray, of course. With a Ghostbusters reboot featuring an all-female cast officially confirmed, we’re all but ready to bust out our proton packs.
It’s official. I’m making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That’s who I’m gonna call.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
With the news officially confirmed, now seemed like the perfect time to revisit Dr. Peter Venkman’s picks on who the leading ladies should be. Without further ado, Bill Murray goes after our hearts:
“Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster.”
Pros: Hilarious. Beautiful. And as good as it gets when it comes to the physical stuff, be it comedy or action. This one’s a no-brainer.
“And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny!”
Pros: As funny and gorgeous as they come but can be dramatic if need be. Reuniting Wiig with McCarthy would be almost as good as another Melissa/Sandy combo. Almost.
Cons: She might be trying to break away from the comedic roles. (Here’s hoping she doesn’t stop with the animated roles.)
“I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot.”
Pros: The actress proved she’s got the chops to be funny, thanks to her recent stint on New Girl and her vocal talents on Gravity Falls (Wendy), Sanjay and Craig (Megan) and Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Hot Dog Water). And we can’t forget Freaks and Geeks. It’s a shame she’s so unattractive.
Cons: People might only think of her as a dramatic actress (Mad Men and ER).
“And Emma Stone is funny.”
Pros: Awesome and funny and stunning. Have you seen Easy A?
Cons: Has she become too big for Ghostbusters‘ britches?
Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig is reportedly in negotiations to direct the sequel, which would be quite the coup since he clearly knows comedies and strong female stars. Murray’s picks might not be worth a damn but the man clearly knows Ghostbusters and women.
“It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other,” he told Access Hollywood reporter Scott Mantz. “There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapour. No, it’s a grand idea. I don’t know who they’re talking about, but it’s a good idea, I would watch it. I mean, I love Robert Palmer’s videos, so why wouldn’t I love the female Ghostbusters?”
Now let’s make this happen — and if all goes according to plan, Murray should get a casting credit as well.