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Jeff Labrecque
March 15, 2011 AT 06:13 PM EDT

For fans of Saturday Night Live‘s Bill Hader who rejoiced at the Internet rumors that he was in the mix to star in Ghostbusters 3, there’s some good news and bad news. First the bad news: Hader has not been approached by anyone involved with the supernatural sequel. “I read about that on the Internet just like everybody else,” Hader told EW last night at the premiere of Paul, in which he plays a government agent on the trail of the titular alien, voiced by Seth Rogen. “I don’t know where that [rumor] came from. I have not gotten a call. I don’t know anything about the plot. I was very flattered to have people talking about me online in conjunction with that project. I love the Ghostbusters franchise and was so excited to hear there might be another one.”

The good news? Well, he’s game… and available. Asked whether he’d be interested in fighting slime, Hader left no doubt. “In a heartbeat. Oh my god. Are you kidding? Do you have to even ask? It’s f—ing Ghostbusters. Classic. And if the rumors on the Internet are true that it would start shooting this summer, I would like to remind everyone that I am available, as that will be during my hiatus.”

(Reporting by Carrie Bell)

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