Dan Aykroyd is creating happiness for ‘Ghostbusters’ fans after he confirmed on a Chicago radio station that ‘Ghostbusters 3’ is currently casting. The news comes amidst rumors about a script being written for the movie, Bill Murray making a cameo appearance as a ghost and a planned production start date.

The co-writer, producer and star of the first two ‘Ghostbusters’ movies told WGN Radio Chicago that some actors who have been brought up as strong casting possibilities are Bill Hader, Anna Faris and Eliza Dusku. In addition to Murray, Sigourney Weaver is also expected to return to the series.

Aykroyd’s comments come after Murray continually dismissed a third film in the series over the past several years. But Murray created more buzz when he showed up at last month’s Scream Awards in a Ghostbusters outfit. Comedic screenwriter Harold Ramis has said multiple times that he’s worked on a script with Aykroyd. Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two ‘Ghostbusters,’ is also reported to helm the third film. The next installment is expected to begin filming in May and will be released during the 2012 holiday season.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Dan Akyroyd in Ghostbusters
Dan Akyroyd in Ghostbusters

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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