Will Bill Murray jump on board the all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ flick?

Following the news of all-female cast coming together, Sony has now slated its new “Ghostbusters” pic to be released on July 22, 2016. It was announced Wednesday morning that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones would star in the new movie with Paul Feig writing and directing. Feig himself tweeted the release date on Tuesday, just a few hours after tweeting a picture of the cast. Ivan Reitman is producing the movie but no plot details are known at this time. SEE ALSO: ‘Fantastic Four’ teaser trailer released Though the new reboot is being described as an “all-female” take, there are in fact a few male roles. And surprise surprise, Paul Feig hopes Bill Murray will consider one of them. #Ghostbusters #Ghostbusters women All female cast for reboot – Time for the #women to sort out the paranormal mess! pic.twitter.com/GUlypFD1if — Joan (@Joan_RRXtension) January 28, 2015 If Feig actually manages to get Murray, that’d be huge. Murray’s lack of interest in returning has been a sticking point for previous incarnations of the film. For what it’s worth, though, Murray seems into the all-female Ghostbusters idea. Moreover, while Murray may be done with Venkman, he’d be playing an entirely different character if he joined Feig’s reboot. But that’s a big if. The site cautions that Ghostbusters is still in the early stages, meaning a lot could change between now and the (as yet unannounced) release date. Which might be a good thing, since they also comment on the “awkwardness” of Feig and Katie Dippold’s attempt to craft a new film on an old property. Almost as soon as the project was announced, many people (including Bill Murray) assumed Wiig and McCarthy were shoe-ins for the lead roles. Just a few weeks ago, reports circulated that the entire production schedule of the film, which is expected to shoot this summer, revolved around accommodating McCarthy’s packed schedule (which includes another Paul Feig-directed comedy, Spy, set to come out May 22). SEE ALSO: The psychological reasons Hispanic women see the most movies The addition of McKinnon and Jones is the real news here, as their donning of the proton packs ends speculation around many, many (many) other female stars, including Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. McKinnon and Jones have been standout players on SNL, and the Wiig/McCarthy chemistry was one of the most memorable elements in Feig’s Bridemaids, so this should be fun.The post Will Bill Murray jump on board the all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ flick? appeared first on Voxxi.

Actor Bill Murray during a talk with film critic Elvis Mitchell following the simultaneous screenings of four of Mr. Murray’s films: Quick Change, Nothing Lasts Forever, Ghostbusters, and Lost in Translation. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Following the news of all-female cast coming together, Sony has now slated its new “Ghostbusters” pic to be released on July 22, 2016. It was announced Wednesday morning that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones would star in the new movie with Paul Feig writing and directing.

Feig himself tweeted the release date on Tuesday, just a few hours after tweeting a picture of the cast. Ivan Reitman is producing the movie but no plot details are known at this time.

SEE ALSO: ‘Fantastic Four’ teaser trailer released

Though the new reboot is being described as an “all-female” take, there are in fact a few male roles. And surprise surprise, Paul Feig hopes Bill Murray will consider one of them.

If Feig actually manages to get Murray, that’d be huge. Murray’s lack of interest in returning has been a sticking point for previous incarnations of the film.

For what it’s worth, though, Murray seems into the all-female Ghostbusters idea. Moreover, while Murray may be done with Venkman, he’d be playing an entirely different character if he joined Feig’s reboot.

But that’s a big if. The site cautions that Ghostbusters is still in the early stages, meaning a lot could change between now and the (as yet unannounced) release date.

Which might be a good thing, since they also comment on the “awkwardness” of Feig and Katie Dippold’s attempt to craft a new film on an old property.

Almost as soon as the project was announced, many people (including Bill Murray) assumed Wiig and McCarthy were shoe-ins for the lead roles.

Just a few weeks ago, reports circulated that the entire production schedule of the film, which is expected to shoot this summer, revolved around accommodating McCarthy’s packed schedule (which includes another Paul Feig-directed comedy, Spy, set to come out May 22).

SEE ALSO: The psychological reasons Hispanic women see the most movies

The addition of McKinnon and Jones is the real news here, as their donning of the proton packs ends speculation around many, many (many) other female stars, including Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone.

McKinnon and Jones have been standout players on SNL, and the Wiig/McCarthy chemistry was one of the most memorable elements in Feig’s Bridemaids, so this should be fun.

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