Bill Murray to appear in upcoming 'Ghostbusters' movie

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Who You Gonna Call for a 'Ghostbusters' Cameo? Bill Murray

Bill Murray ain't afraid of no reboot.

The actor, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989), will appear in director Paul Feig's upcoming installment in the franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Murray has long been resistant to star in a third Ghostbusters. He told David Letterman earlier this year that his hesitancy stems from Ghostbusters II not having been as well-received as the first one.

Feig's film, which is currently shooting, stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. It hits theaters on July 22, 2016.

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FILE - In an undated file photo, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, center, and Harold Ramis, right, appear in a scene from the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters". Harold Ramis died early Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Chicago from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease, according Fred Toczek , an attorney for Ramis. He was 69. (AP Photo, File)
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GHOSTBUSTERS 1984 Columbia/Delphi film with from left Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis
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Universal Studios Ghost Busters Emblem on the door of the Ghostbusters car during the New Years Day Parade London.
NOVI, MI - MAY 16: Actor Ernie Hudson from the Ghostbusters series of films attends day 1 of the 25th annual Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Collection Showplace on May 16, 2014 in Novi, Michigan. (Photo by Paul Warner/Getty Images)
NOVI, MI - MAY 16: Actor Ernie Hudson from the Ghostbusters series of films attends day 1 of the 25th annual Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Collection Showplace on May 16, 2014 in Novi, Michigan. (Photo by Paul Warner/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Jason Reitman, Mae Whitman, Paul Rust, Kristen Bell, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Rainn Wilson, Phil LaMarr, Paul Scheer and Kevin Pollak attend the Film Independent At LACMA - 'Ghostbusters' Live Read at Bing Theatre At LACMA on December 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)
Actor Ernie Hudson at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
Actor Ernie Hudson signs a fan's Ghostbusters proton pack at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
Actor Ernie Hudson signs a fan's Ghostbusters proton pack at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
Actor Ernie Hudson stands in front of a replica of the Ghostbuster Ecto-1 car at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
Costumed "Ghostbuster" characters attend the New York Comic Con fan convention in New York, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
A casino industry representative plays on a Ghostbuster slot machine during the industry's G2E conference, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas. Slot machine maker International Game Technology is getting first dibs through a new licensing deal on developing new gambling titles based on movies and television shows owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Casino industry representatives play a Ghostbusters slot machine during the industry's G2E conference, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas. Slot machine maker International Game Technology is getting first dibs through a new licensing deal on developing new gambling titles based on movies and television shows owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Panky Sui, center, of Los Angeles, poses while taking pictures with others dressed as characters from the movie, "Ghostbusters," during Comic-Con International, Thursday, July 22, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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