Newswire: Bill Murray explains why he agreed to appear in the new Ghostbusters

After starring as Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, Bill Murray made it pretty clear that he wasn’t ever going to strap on a proton pack again. He’s been supportive of Paul Feig’s all-ladies reboot since the beginning—his official stance in 2014: “I would watch it!”—but it seemed unlikely that Murray would have anything to do with the film, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon as the new team of ghostbusters. That all changed earlier this month, when it was announced that Bill Murray will indeed play a small part in the rebooted Ghostbusters. What changed his mind? According to Vulture, he just really loves Wiig and McCarthy.

Vulture also reports that Murray won’t be reprising his role as Peter Venkman, but rather is rumored to play someone trying to debunk the new bustin’ crew—a ghostbuster buster …

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