Bill Murray says he’s happy to make an appearance in the upcoming “Ghostbusters” sequel with Montreal’s Jason Reitman at the helm.
Speaking to the press at the Cannes Film Festival, the actor reminisced about his father Ivan Reitman’s original “Ghostbusters” films from the ’80s.
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“This franchise paid for my son’s college,” he told IndieWire. “We made this thing. We are the caretakers of it. It’s a great thing and it was a really fun movie to make. It’s a real movie with some really funny stuff in it.”
Asked about his cameo in 2016’s gender-swapped reboot, Murray said that came down to his friendship with stars Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy, but also left open the possibility of appearing in director Jason Reitman’s planned sequel.
“I was in that movie just because they asked me, and I knew if I said no, I was saying I didn’t support that movie,” Murray said. “I felt like, ‘Okay, I’m going to support them because I support them as people.’ So I did that one and I would do this next one.”
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The next “Ghostbusters” film, which was announced earlier this year, will act as a direct sequel to the original blockbuster comedies, ignoring the events of the 2016 reboot. Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Carrie Coon are attached to star.