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'X-Files' star Gillian Anderson wants to be in the new 'Ghostbusters'

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Bridesmaids director Paul Feig recently announced he’s working on a female-led Ghostbusters movie—and Gillian Anderson wants in.

During a Reddit AMA Sunday, one fan asked the X-Files alum if she’d want to be involved in the movie. Her answer was simple: “Paul Feig, cast me now!” she wrote. “I’m free I’m free and I’m funny, goddamnit!” 

Other stars have casting ideas of their own, though—including Bill Murray, who told the Toronto Star his ideal Ghostbusters cast would be Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, and Emma Stone.

Although Feig admitted to EW that Murray’s lineup sounds like “an awesome cast,” he’s not committing to anyone just yet. “That’s part of the fun for me is figuring out what’s the best combo, what’s going to be relevant and fun,” Feig told EW when the news broke. “Bottom line: I just want the best, funniest cast.”

Feig is writing the script along with Katie Dippold, who he previously collaborated with on 2013’s The Heat. 

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