Bill Murray to appear in new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie

Fellow original star Dan Aykroyd is also appearing in Paul Feig's female-led reboot

Bill Murray is to appear in the new female-led Ghostbusters movie.

After the actor was spotted walking to the film’s Boston set, fans began to speculate that Murray could be in town to film a cameo. The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that Murray will feature in the film, though it is currently unknown how large his role will be.

Murray joins fellow original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd, who has already shot a cameo for the film. It has also been rumoured that Ozzy Osbourne might be making a guest appearance in the film in a scene set at a heavy metal concert.

Meanwhile, the film’s director Paul Feig has recently announced the names of the new ghost-catching crew. Responding to a fan on Twitter, the director revealed that Kristen Wiig’s character is called Erin Gilbert, Melissa McCarthy’s is named Abby Yates, Leslie Jones will play Patty Tolan and Kate McKinnon will portray Jillian Holtzmann. Last month, Feig shared the first picture of the cast in costume – check it out below.

Feig has also revealed that McCarthy’s character, Abby Yates, will be the crew’s loose “leader” but insisted that the film will be an “ensemble piece”. Chris Hemsworth will play the Ghostbusters’ receptionist, while Saturday Night Live cast member Neil Casey has been cast as the main villain.

Andy Garcia, The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams, Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong and Veep‘s Mike McLintock have also signed up for supporting roles. The new Ghostbusters movie is set for release on July 22, 2016.