09/08/2014 06:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bill Murray Reveals The Women He'd Choose For 'Ghostbusters 3'

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Bill Murray won't be appearing in the upcoming "Ghostbusters III," which is likely to feature a female-centric plot. Instead, he has offered up his top picks for the job.

In a recent interview with The Toronto Star, Murray suggested Melissa McCarthy, his co-star in the upcoming film "St. Vincent," would be a good fit for a role in the next "Ghostbusters" flick. He also mentioned a few more of our favorite comediennes.

“Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny -- God, she’s funny!" he told the Star during the Toronto Film Festival this weekend. “I like this girl Linda Cardellini ("Mad Men") a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”

Murray may actually be on to something with his funny female picks. Paul Feig, the director of "Bridesmaids," which starred both Wiig and McCarthy, is currently in negotiations to helm the next chapter of the "Ghostbusters" saga, according to reports.

Ivan Reitman, who directed and produced the first two "Ghostbusters" installments, spoke with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri on Sept. 5 and said he's fairly certain Feig will get the job.

"I know that the studio is negotiating with Paul, and I think it's probably going to work out," said Reitman. "There were always going to be women involved in the next iteration of 'Ghostbusters.' Paul seems to be the perfect director to sort of bring that about."

In addition to Murray's lineup, here are our nominees for female "Ghostbuster" leads (in no particular order):

  1. Tina Fey
  2. Amy Poehler
  3. Emily Blunt
  4. Jenny Slate
  5. Rebel Wilson
  6. Maya Rudolph

Who would you pick? Share your thoughts in the comments, or tweet us @HuffPostEnt.



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