Bill Hader not in talks for 'Ghostbusters 3,' but he'd do it 'in a heartbeat' -- EXCLUSIVE


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For fans of Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader who rejoiced at the Internet rumors that he was in the mix to star in Ghostbusters 3, there's some good news and bad news. First the bad news: Hader has not been approached by anyone involved with the supernatural sequel. "I read about that on the Internet just like everybody else," Hader told EW last night at the premiere of Paul, in which he plays a government agent on the trail of the titular alien, voiced by Seth Rogen. "I don't know where that [rumor]

came from. I have not gotten a call. I don’t know anything about the plot. I was very flattered to have people talking about me online in conjunction with that project. I love the Ghostbusters franchise and was so excited to hear there might be another one.”

The good news? Well, he’s game… and available. Asked whether he’d be interested in fighting slime, Hader left no doubt. “In a heartbeat. Oh my god. Are you kidding? Do you have to even ask? It’s f—ing Ghostbusters. Classic. And if the rumors on the Internet are true that it would start shooting this summer, I would like to remind everyone that I am available, as that will be during my hiatus.”

(Reporting by Carrie Bell)

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  • Joe B.

    How about Hader AS STEFON in Ghostbusters 3?

    • Dan

      bahahah yes to Joe B.

    • LOL

      New York’s hottest club….. has just been stepped on by Mr. Sta-Puft!

    • Jaded

      New York’s hottest club, Zuul!

    • S.O.

      Also NY hottest club. BoooooooooF. that’s w/ 9 O’s.

    • Tom

      over rated..

  • Judo Thong

    Is there really anybody from the current run of SNL who deserves a film career?

    • lefty

      Hader and Sudeikis

      • Judo Thong

        Really? Aren’t we already oversaturated with unfunny actors in movies today?
        I’m looking at you Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, and Seth Rogen.

      • Kelly

        Agreed. Hader already has a fine film career going, and Sudeikis looks to be on the verge with Hall Pass. Andy Samberg is wisely confining his antics to TV and the internet it seems. Good for him.

      • CuriousMinds

        Who DO you think is funny, Judo Thong?

      • Kelly

        BTW Judo Thong, unfunny is a matter of opinion. I have enjoyed Steve Carell’s movies-Get Smart was very good in fact-and Tina Fey the same. There are plenty of us for whom their humor hits home on a regular basis.

      • Kirk

        Neither. I would like to see SNL wipe the slate fresh, and start over with a whole new group of fresh comedians. Even amateurs would be better than this!

      • Jason S

        Uh Andy Samberg alkready failed at a film career. Remember Hot Rod. Which I actually thought was a very funny movie but was a box office disaster. What Up with That should be made into a film.

    • Tom

      Absolutely 100 percent NO.. none of them. You could fire them all and replace them with amateurs tomorrow, and nobody would notice.

      • D’s Advocate

        Well, they and their families would notice once the checks stop coming in.

  • The Dolt

    If you say Tom Green is unfunny, I will have to ask you to step outside, Mister!

    • Tom

      Has he humped a dead moose lately?

  • Jeff

    Hader is great on SNL and also in supporting roles in movies. I’m not sure he can carry a film on his own, but as a supporting player he’s great.

    • Kirk

      Not really.

  • Axel F

    Hader has ALWAYS reminded me of Dan Aykroyd, so this seems like a natural fit to me.

  • susie

    Bill Hader is great, he is the best thing on SNL. Sudekis is good too. LOVE STEPHON!!

    • Kirk

      They all suck. Face it.

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  • jason

    This freakin’ writes itself! BILL HADER WOULD BE DAN AYKROYD’s SON in Ghostbusters 3. MAKE. IT. HAPPEN.

  • John C.

    Hader would be huge if SNL had the writers from the 90’s.

  • Patrick

    My #1 Favorite Actress was sitting next with Bill Hader when Bill said some Awesome News about GB3. Sigourney was Smiling!!! It’s Going to Happen Finally! We’re wating for Bill to read the Script because Bill Murray has a Comic Role of a LifeTime for GB3! Dan Aykroyd has said that Many Times along with Ivan Reitman!!! We GB Fans just need to be a little more Patient because it will Pay Off when Bill Murray Smiles on the GB3 Script after he reads it because he will say Something because Murray said on Howard Stern that Ivan wants a GB3 and Bill Murray said that he Owe’s Ivan!

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