If you can’t bust them, join them. Although he’s still not looking to return for Ghostbuster 3, Bill Murray is making other spectral plans today as DreamWorks Animation has announced that he’ll be providing a voice for their upcoming B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldy 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 Academy Award winner 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 in this original film set to be released by Twentieth Century Fox on June 5, 2015.
“Bill Murray is the perfect actor to bring this character to life – or should I say ‘after-life?” said Director Tony Leondis. “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.”
This supernatural action comedy 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.
Based on an original idea by Tony Leondis (Igor), who is also directing, the film is produced by Maryann Garger (Flushed Away) and the screenplay is being written by Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots). Executive Producers are Gil Netter and Courtney Pledger.