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Will John Hodgman Take A Role in 'Ghostbusters 3'? Is Bill Murray Out? Does Anyone Care?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 15, 2011 5:19 AM
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Update: John Hodgman has tweeted: "ANSWER THREE: I AM NOT APPEARING IN GHOSTBUSTERS 3. Nor is @scharpling. That was a radio #fakecastingnews joke." Hilarious. You can get on with your day now.

Dan Aykroyd Likes 'Criminal Minds' Star Matthew Gray Gubler For 'Ghostbusters 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 9:19 AM
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Once again, Dan Aykroyd has been given a microphone and once again, he is sounding off about the movie that will probably never happen, "Ghostbusters 3." Last we heard, the $150 million movie was more or less going to sit on the shelf at Sony unless Bill Murray stopped being awesome and decided to read the script and then decided to actually make it. But he's currently shooting "Hyde Park on Hudson" and would likely rather do anything other than play a faded version of the role that helped launch him to superstardom in a sequel arriving more than two decades after the fact. But hey, maybe he'll pull a "Garfield" and do it regardless. Anyway, Aykroyd was recently on Dennis Miller Radio (via ComingSoon) and he begrudgingly admits that Murray is vital to this thing, while quickly adding that no one man makes a movie.

Bill Hader Talks Working With Pal Greg Mottola On 'Paul' & 'Ghostbusters 3' Rumors

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 17, 2011 5:02 AM
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Comedian Also Discusses Two More Potential Mottola Projects: 'Dog of the South' Adaptation & An Untitled Vigilante Doorman Film

'Ghostbusters 3' Reportedly Budgeted At $150 Mil; Sony Won't Make Film Without Bill Murray

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 12, 2011 4:58 AM
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You need to hear that Bill Murray is the hold-out on the long-gestating "Ghostbusters 3" project like you need a hole in the head. While a script was just delivered to the elusive star -- who has no agent or PR person -- the actor has been badmouthing the idea of a third 'Ghostbusters' film for what feels like longer than a year now. He's got his reasons and the biggest question probably is: Why a "Ghostbusters" film now, twenty one years after the fairly mediocre "Ghostbusters II" (which did $126 million less in box-office receipts than the original)?

Ivan Reitman Says Online Rumors About 'Ghostbusters 3' Are Wrong; Bill Murray Hasn't Read The Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 3:37 AM
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Says This One May Be The Best One Of The Series; Has Parts For All The Original Characters Plus New Ones"There is almost nothing that is accurate online about that film." So says director Ivan Reitman who answered some questions about the long gestating sequel, "Ghostbusters 3," while doing press rounds for the forthcoming fuck friends comedy "No Strings Attached."

Exclusive: Bill Hader Says He Knows Nothing About His Alleged 'Ghostbusters 3' Role

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 15, 2010 2:05 AM
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Judd Apatow-Produced 'House Of Joel' Comedy Project Is Still Very Much Alive, Has A 'Human Giant' Writer OnboardAt the red carpet premiere for "True Grit," we took the opportunity to ask Bill Hader about a certain impending project, a certain big-time sequel that may reunite a certain beloved cast. Less than a month ago, word got out that Sony was eying Hader, Will Forte and Anna Faris as potential proton-pack wielders in "Ghostbusters 3." And then Dan Aykroyd himself confirmed that Hader was one of the "strong possibilities."

O RLY? Ernie Hudson Claims Bill Murray Is The 'Ghostbusters 3' Hold Up

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 3, 2010 9:08 AM
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This won't come as any shock. "Ghostbusters" actor Ernie Hudson -- who played Winston Zeddemore, the late enlister with the Ghostbusters in the 1984 original film -- says Bill Murray is the hold up for the still-gestating "Ghostbusters 3" picture. Anybody coulda really told you that. All the four Ghostbusters have script approval -- the real "four" being Murray, director Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis -- and they have to all be on the same page for the movie to move forward.

Dan Aykroyd Confirms Bill Hader & Anna Faris As "Strong Possibilities" For 'Ghostbusters 3'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 30, 2010 4:10 AM
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Aykroyd Mentions Eliza Dushku As A Hopeful As WellAin't afraid of ghosts? How about sequels way past their prime?

Will Forte & Bill Hader To Join 'Ghostbusters 3'?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 24, 2010 2:03 AM
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Anna Faris Also Linked To FilmA flurry of activity surrounds the still-gestating "Ghostbusters 3," and while some of it smells fishy, there still remains the possibility of a kernel of truth. The guys at What's Playing have apparently unearthed some casting news from their source at Sony, who can't confirm the hot rumor that Sony is high on Anna Faris, but will go on record saying former "Saturday Night Live" castmates Will Forte and Bill Hader may be candidates to join this newest incarnation of the franchise.

Rumor: 'Ghostbusters III' Getting A May 2011 Start Date?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2010 2:45 AM
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Update: We missed this last month, but the very funny site FilmDrunk reported that the script was not being rewritten, that Stupnisky and Eisenberg's script has been met with approval all around, and that the only holdout right now is (surprise) Bill Murray. Should he decide to bite the bullet, production will happen next year with a December 2012 release planned. But yeah, like we said, May 2011 seems tentative at this point.

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