Bill Murray may not be joining the Ghostbusters gang anytime soon for that third movie that doesn't seem to be going anywhere, but it doesn't mean he's done with the supernatural genre. The actor has just joined the voice cast of a new DreamWorks animated film called B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. He'll play a villainous ghost named Addison Drake.
Also joining the cast are Jennifer Coolidge as Carol Sue, a bubbly transitions-relations officer and Octavia Spencer as the tough as nails Sr. B.O.O. officer, Captain Book. The trio will join the previously announced Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy, Rashida Jones, and Matt Bomer.
This supernatural action comedy is based on an original idea from director Tony Leondis, and the story follows "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. " Leondis has this to say about the casting in a statement,
“Bill Murray is the perfect actor to bring this character to life – or should I say ‘after-life? Along with Jennifer and Octavia, this is a dream cast. I can’t imagine a team more capable of packing a funnier punch to this broadly comedic ghost story.”
The film set to be released on June 5th, 2015. Sounds like it will be a fun project.