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Melissa McCarthy talks 'Ghostbusters 3' rumors

The actress previously collaborated with "Ghostbusters 3" director Paul Feig on "Bridesmaids," and will star in his film "Spy" in 2015.

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Annie Martin
Melissa McCarthy says she hasn't spoken to 'Ghostbusters 3' director Paul Feig. (UPI/Phil McCarten)
Melissa McCarthy says she hasn't spoken to 'Ghostbusters 3' director Paul Feig. (UPI/Phil McCarten) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Melissa McCarthy addressed rumors she will star in Ghostbusters 3 earlier this week on the Today show.

The 44-year-old actress has been rumored for a role since original star Bill Murray suggested her for the sequel. McCarthy told host Billy Bush she hasn't spoken to director Paul Feig, but did express interest in her own way.

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"No, we've not talked about it at all," she revealed. "I want to play a building in Ghostbusters, if he does it."

McCarthy previously collaborated with Feig on his 2011 film Bridesmaids. The director officially announced he will helm Ghostbusters 3 earlier this month, and confirmed the sequel will star a female-led cast.

"It's official," Feig tweeted. "I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call."

McCarthy most recently starred alongside Murray in dramedy St. Vincent. The actress portrays a single mother named Maggie whose son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher), befriends their hard-drinking war veteran neighbor (Murray). The film is directed by Theodore Melfi, and opened in theaters Friday.

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McCarthy will next appear as Susan Cooper in Feig's film Spy in 2015.

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