I know that Bill Murray's not the king of Ghostbusters, but — oh, who are we kidding? Bill Murray's totally the king of Ghostbusters. So why aren't we letting him cast the next, female-centric Paul Feig-directed Ghostbusters movie? Murray's got some great women in mind for it, and hey, they rather coincidentally match up pretty well to my own casting brainstorm from a while back.
On the heels of truly rocking Toronto International Film Festival's Bill Murray Day, Murray gave an interview with the Toronto Star in which he casually mentioned some people he'd like to see as candidates for a lady-centric Ghostbusters. Behold:
Melissa [McCarthy] 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.
Sorry, I just passed out at the prospect of Melissa McCarthy and Emma Stone being in the same movie together. As ghostbusters! Imagine the press tour! Imagine the blooper reel!
Murray has worked with both of these women (McCarthy in the TIFF-premiered St. Vincent, Stone in Advenureland) and he has blessed both of them with his admiration. Cardellini's mainly known from Freaks and Geeks (Lindsay Weir!!), Mad Men, and the Scooby Doo movies, and it's my personal opinion that she should definitely make a comeback as a ghostbuster. Did you see her guest stint on New Girl last season? Girl rocked it. Kristen Wiig is a given.
For real, though, can we just make this cast happen? It's been blessed by Bill Murray, three out of the four suggested have already worked with Paul Feig, and they're all hilarious and wonderful women. Someone make Bill Murray's word magic, please.