Bill Murray will be joining the cast of the new “Ghostbusters” sequel, but he won’t be reprising the role of Peter Venkman. It was announced that Bill Murray will be only doing a cameo in the film. Read on for more details.
Murray has decided to do a cameo in the new “Ghostbusters” sequel despite his initial reluctance to join the cast of the new reboot of the supernatural comedy. It was announced last month that Murray may join the crew of the new film, but it turns out that the role Murray is to play is only a short one. He will be featuring in the film as a spiritual debunker who does not believe in the supernatural. Murray declared to Vulture that the production house and the movie crew were really nice and were tough to say no to. He declared to the press that the director Paul Feige is a really nice fellow and he just couldn’t say no to him.
Murray was initially reluctant to play a role in the film because the last sequel hadn’t done well on the box office and this had soured his experience for the series. The original plan of arranging an “old ghostbusters team meet the new team” scene in the sequel kind of went out of the window when Harold Ramis, one of the old team, died in February. Ramis and Murray had apparently fallen off with each other but had made up just before Ramis’s death. The events so transpired that the scene just couldn’t be brought to life on screen
The new Ghostbusters team will be an all girls team and will star Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth are also going to join the team. The film will be released for the public on July 16, 2016.
The Rolling Stone magazine reported the news first.
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