Bill Murray Getting Ghosty With DreamWorks’ ‘B.O.O.’
Bill Murray is looking to bust some ghosts, but don’t expect to see him do it with Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Variety reports that instead, Murray will play the villain in DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.
Directed by Tony Leondis (Igor), the film will also star Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Coolidge, Octavia Spencer and Matt Bomer.
“Bill Murray is the perfect actor to bring this character to life – or should I say after-life?” Leondis said in a statement. “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 follows two goofy ghosts who wind up working for the elite anti-haunting afterlife organization called the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. While on a mission they wind up going up against the greatest haunter around and ectoplasmic explosions abound.
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations is set to boo, er bow, on June 5, 2015.