Bill Murray on Ghostbusters 3: "I Haven't Read the Script"

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 22, 2011 7:42PM

2010_11_ghostbusters.jpg Bill Murray called in to the Howard Stern Show this morning to promote the DVD and Blu-ray release of Get Low. Stern (in our opinion, the best interviewer around) and Murray talked for over an hour about why Murray fired his agent, how Andie MacDowell's hair annoyed him on the set of Groundhog Day, how his experience at the Second City and Saturday Night Live was the best acting education he ever had, and the status of Ghostbusters 3. Turns out that the ball is in Murray's court. He just doesn't find it to be a priority.

Howard Stern: Is it true that there is a Ghostbusters 3 and that you’re the problem and you will not sign off on this? Do you know about this?

Bill Murray: Yeah, I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset, [but] now I’m a problem. There’s a script somewhere [on my desk], but I haven’t read it yet.

HS: So how do you go back and really make another? Does Ivan want to make [Ghostbusters 3]?

BM: Yeah, Ivan wants to make it and I… I owe him, ya know. He’s puzzled that I haven’t gotten to this one.

HS: How long has it been sitting on your desk, this script for Ghostbusters?

BM: Well, it may not be on the desk - it’s over there somewhere. How long? I don’t know.

If you can find the interview online, do yourself a favor and give it a listen. It was the sort of captivating radio that you rarely hear on traditional radio anymore.