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Murray keen on female Ghostbusters

Bill Murray has given his seal of approval to the idea of a female-led Ghostbusters sequel.

There have long been rumours of a new Ghostbusters movie, and after Ivan Reitman, the director of 1984's original Ghostbusters and 1989's Ghostbusters II, departed the project earlier this year, it was reported the reboot would focus on a female team of spook catchers.

Bill told the Toronto Star when asked about the plans: "I'm fine with it. I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits, too."

There have also been reports that Paul Feig is in talks to direct the new movie.

Bill has recently worked with Melissa McCarthy - who starred in Bridesmaids and Heat both directed by Paul - on his new film St Vincent.

Asked on who he thinks would make good female Ghostbusters, Bill said: "Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny - God, she's funny!

"I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there."

But Melissa exclaimed: "Oh, my God, that's daunting. That's taking on a legend, a legendary movie. But I would do anything with those ladies, anything at all."

Bill played Dr Peter Venkman in the original Ghostbusters - which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year - alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver.

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