Here’s a perfectly timed Halloween news item: DreamWorks Animation has roped in Bill Murray to voice the villainous ghost Addison Drake for its 2015 feature B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. Comic actress Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, 2 Broke Girls) will play Carol Sue, a bubbly transitions-relations officer and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will play 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 the Fox release, set for 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 (Igor). “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 Leondis, 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.