Bill Murray was the missing link for ‘Ghostbusters 3’ the long rumored sequel to the film franchise.
Murray was said to be passing on the film for years now, as it has been in development, but it seems he’s had a change of heart.
Murray’s co-star from the original films, Harold Ramis has confirmed that Murray will be reprising the role of Dr. Peter Venkman in the follow up to the 1989 sequel. Murray most recently stunned reporters on a red carpet at the Hyde Park on Hudson premiere by revealing that he was considering the role.
Ramis tells SuperOfficialNews.com, “It was kind of crazy. Just out of nowhere, I get a phone call from Bill at almost three in the morning… and he simply said, ‘Yeah, OK, I’m in!’ That’s Bill Murray for you. Surprising and straight to the point.
“Bill also said a major factor in his decision to do the movie had been all the support he received from fans.”
The film’s co-writer, Paul Horner said of the news, “Word through the grapevine was that Murray enjoyed reading our script that was passed along to him a few months ago. As for if he was going to be a part of it, well that was the million-dollar question. The writers, the cast, the fans… Everyone is truly excited for this to have finally all come together.”
Ivan Reitman will be directing the third installment of the film, and Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis are rumored to be back as well.
As for the plot, it’s reported that the guys will be turning the reigns over to a new generation of busters, with Ashton Kutcher, Seth Rogen, and Vincent Kartheiser suggested as the newcomers to the cast.