Bill Murray and his brothers were inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame recently, an honor bestowed to them after they put in hard work during their younger years at the Indian Hill Club course in their hometown of Winnetka, Illinois, and hardcore fans of the Murrays will know that the job was the basis for the hit film Caddyshack.
Murray and his brothers — including Brian Doyle-Murray, who wrote Caddyshack— competed in the BMW Championship pro-am last week and were given the honor afterward, which is intended for “prominent individuals who have used their caddie experiences as a stepping stone for future success.”
Bill Murray has made headlines lately with the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which will feature an all-female group this time around. Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson will reportedly reunite in the film, which stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon. Ernie Hudson only recently confirmed that he’ll make an appearance after formerly expressing disinterest.
Bill Murray was reportedly not sure about coming back, either, especially after the tragic death of co-star Harold Ramis. Hudson reportedly told the Telegraph that he didn’t understand why the third installment was being called Ghostbusters at all.
“I heard the new Ghostbusters was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies… If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?”
Hudson garnered criticism with the comments, particularly his views on the all-female cast.
“I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that. Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn’t include the guys. And that didn’t include me!” Hudson said.
Bill Murray is infamous for not committing to a project until the last minute, so it will be interesting to see what becomes of the new film, due out next year.
“With Meatballs, he was the star of that movie and I didn’t know if I had him until the day before we started shooting. He was sort of a remarkable force of nature,” Ivan Reitman told Vanity Fair.