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Bill Murray to Play a ‘Ghostbust’-ed Villain in DreamWorks’ ‘B.O.O.’

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After famously hunting down ghosts in ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ghostbusters 2,’ Bill Murray will now become the hunted. DreamWorks Animation announced that the iconic actor has been cast in their animated movie ‘B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations’ as a phantom villain.

Jennifer Coolidge and Octavia Spencer also join Murray in a cast of Seth RogenMelissa McCarthy, Rashida Jones and Matt Bomer, for what’s being dubbed a “supernatural action comedy,” though it sounds an awful like the more family-friendly version of ‘R.I.P.D.

DreamWorks describes the film as centering on “two bumbling apparitions who find themselves in an extraordinary after-life adventure when they join the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.) – the ghost world’s elite counter-haunting unit – and ultimately must face off against the planet’s greatest haunter.” Murray will take the role of the villainous phantom Addison Drake, while Coolidge joins as “bubbly transitions-relations officer” Carol Sue and Spencer takes the role of “tough as nails Sr. B.O.O. officer Captain Book.”

With ‘Ghostbusters 3‘ falling into that “we’ll believe it when we see it” category, at least Murray is returning in some capacity to the world of ghosts. The most recent word on that front is from director Ivan Reitman, who reiterated that the potential third installment is still in limbo. Murray doesn’t seem too invested in ‘Ghostbusters 3′ regardless, as he’s got some higher-profile gigs, like Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘ and George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men,’ to promote.

As for ‘B.O.O.,’ 20th Century Fox will be distributing the film on June 5, 2015.

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