Robert Duvall has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has only won one. Bill Murray has been nominated for only one Academy Award, and has won none. It's unlikely that either of these talented actors was thinking about awards when they agreed to be in Get Low, but it's hard not to think about it as you watch the film. Both of them completely inhabit the roles they play, seemingly without effort: it's like watching a documentary in which Robert Duvall has been living in a cabin for a few decades, and Bill Murray is going to throw him a funeral.
Yesterday, a story on Bloody-Disgusting.com revealed new insider-supplied details about the long-gestating third Ghostbusters movie, specifically that Dana Barrett's son Oscar is actually Peter Venkman's illegitimate son, as well, and therefore the rightful leader of a new generation of Ghostbusters (which is a retcon we can get behind). Of course, we're taking all of this with a grain of salt, since, as you can see when you look at BD's long history of Ghostbusters 3 articles, these updates have been coming for years, and they have yet to pan out. Bill Murray has been connected and disconnected from the project, Venkman has been made a ghost, Rick Moranis is supposed to come out of retirement... mass hysteria! To save us all a little time and trouble, we thought we'd just present the next dozen or so breaking news items about the production before they happen, so you know exactly when to start getting excited. (Don't hold your breath.)
Bill Murray still loves the ladies. While promoting City of Ember, the comedian told MTV that he was pulling for one of today's "funny girls" to join the squad in the new film, currently being penned by two writers from The Office. As long as the movie gets made, I don't care if one of the new 'Busters is an orangutan named Clyde, but a female proton packer would be a good idea. (For proof, look at Janine Melnitz in the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.) Sadly, it doesn't sound like Murray will be involved, but the fact that he's thinking about the movie at all is great.
French comedies are already fairly quirky and precious. So when you pass one through a Wes Anderson-shaped filter, what's the end result? Quirky, precious awesome. Anderson will be writing an adaptation of the French comedy Mon Meilleur Ami ("My Best Friend") for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, according to Variety. He's also considering directing it, which would make it the first remake he's ever done. And if he doesn't take the reigns as director, it stands to be the first script he's written that he didn't direct. Either way, quelle surprise!