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B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations
Film information
Directed by Tony Leondis
Produced by Maryann Garger
Written by Tom Wheeler
Music by Patrick Doyle
Studio DreamWorks Animation
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date June 5, 2022
Language English

B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations is an upcoming computer-animated supernatural action comedy film by DreamWorks Animation. It is based on an original idea by Tony Leondis, who is also directing. Tom Wheeler is writing the script, Maryann Garger is producing, Kristine Belson and Courtney Pledger are executive producing. The film stars Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray. It will be released on June 5, 2022, by Universal Pictures.


The film is based on the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations a top-secret government agency, which employs heroic ghosts to protect humans from evil hauntings. When two new agents named Jackson Moss and Watts uncover a plot by the agency's Most Wanted Haunter to destroy B.O.O., they must use their skills to defeat his ghost army and save the world.


Actor Character
Seth Rogen Jackson Moss
Melissa McCarthy Watts
Bill Murray Addison Drake
Rashida Jones Moss' ex-wife
Matt Bomer New husband of Moss' ex-wife
Octavia Spencer Captain Book
Jennifer Coolidge Carol Sue
Benjamin Stockham Henry


On May 28, 2009 DreamWorks Animation first time announced plans for "Super Secret Ghost Project." Later in the mid-June 2009, it was reported that DreamWorks is developing the project as Boo U., Tony Leondis has been set to direct and Jon Vitti to pen the screenplay for the film, set to be released in the end of 2012. The story would follow a ghost who is bad at his job and must return to ghost school. Seth Rogen was reported in August 2010 to have joined the film as a voice of the lead character. On September 9, 2012, film distributor 20th Century Fox set November 6, 2015 for the film's release date (which was moved a few months later up to September 25), this time as an original project by Leondis, titled B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, and written by Tom Wheeler. Later, in 2013, the film was rescheduled for release on June 5, 2015.

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