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Is Bill Murray Softening On 'Ghostbusters 3'? Or Is He Just Being Polite?

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist April 15, 2012 at 12:27PM

We probably don't need to give you the history of "Ghostbusters 3" and Bill Murray's possible involvement, but a quick recap is this: the original gang, director Ivan Reitman and writer/stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, have been trying to make a third installment of the "Ghostbusters" series for a few years now.
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We probably don't need to give you the history of "Ghostbusters 3" and Bill Murray's possible involvement, but here goes a quick recap: the original gang, director Ivan Reitman and writer/stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, have been trying to make a third installment of the "Ghostbusters" series for a few years now. But because of Murray's reluctance, likely precipitated by the lackluster execution of "Ghostbusters 2," pulling together a third film -- said to center on a new generation of younger ghostbusters -- hasn't been easy. Murray's responses over the years have generally boiled down to, "meh, do we really need another one?" and or more harsher assessments of the franchise's viability. 

Anyhow, in this recent interview with WGNTV when asked about the possibility of participating in a third "Ghostbusters" film, he answers with "well, it's a possibility." But Murray evades the question pretty quickly and then goes on to promote films that are already done and in the can, saving his highest praise for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" which he calls one of "the funniest" things he's ever worked for (as for working on "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," he calls work with the lead Charlie Sheen a "piece of cake"). So is the actor just being polite or is "Ghostbusters 3" slowly inching forward with Bill Murray's (likely limited if it does happen) participation? Certainly some eager fans will find his words optimistic, but we'll believe it when we see it.

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