Bill Murray agrees to appear in Ghostbusters reboot because he remembered he likes money


If you watch Ghostbusters II, you can tell that Bill Murray’s heart just isn’t in it. It’s like he knew the movie was pretty lousy the entire time. Still, Murray showed up, did the job, and spent the next 25 years avoiding involvement with anything Ghostbusters related. Until now.

Reminded that he enjoys being paid money, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Murray will appear in the Ghostbusters reboot. His character has yet to be officially confirmed, but according to BMD, Murray will play a supernatural debunker named Martin Heis who tries to expose the new Ghostbusters (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones) as a bunch of phonies.

Heis sounds like a riff on Walter Peck from the original Ghostbusters, a skeptical EPA employee concerned about the work that the Ghostbusters were doing and its impact on the environment. By nixing the government oversight angle, the Heis character sounds more like Harry Houdini or James Randi, i.e., people who expose various supernatural frauds and hoaxes, such as fortune tellers, psychic mediums, and psychokinetics.

Odds that Heis will be called “dickless” at least once = bookies have it 3-5

[THR via Collider]

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