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Recast Clue and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

There have been so many fantastic recast challenge ideas submitted by you (and keep 'em coming if you have more ideas!), and when I saw WhiplashGirlchild's suggestion for the 1985 movie Clue, I was thrilled, since I've been dying to recast this one.

Everyone has a motive and an arsenal of great lines in this whodunit, and the cast managed to give depth to a movie based on a board game. Madeline Kahn is outstanding as "mourning" widow Mrs. White, and Tim Curry oozes as the overly gracious butler. With such great archetypes — from sultry Miss Scarlet to the mousy Mr. Green — it would be fun to see this movie recast with modern actors. Who would you choose?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, June 19, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast:
Wadsworth (Tim Curry)
Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn)
Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan)
Prof. Plum (Christopher Lloyd)
Mr. Green (Michael McKean)
Col. Mustard (Martin Mull)
Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren)

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yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
I agree that Eddie Izzard would be perfect for Wadsworth! Here's my Recast: Wadsworth – Eddie Izzard Mrs. Peacock – Kathy Najimy Mrs. White – Parker Posey Professor Plum – Will Ferrell Mr. Green – Matthew Perry Col. Mustard – Hugh Laurie Miss Scarlet – Lauren Graham
Saaralynne Saaralynne 9 years
Wadsworth - Eddie Izzard Mrs. White - Wendie Malik (Nina from Just Shoot Me!) Mrs. Peacock - Susan Sarandon Prof. Plum - John C. Reily Mr. Green - Cary Elwes Col. Mustard - Jeffery Tambor Miss Scarlet - Portia de Rossi
alynn alynn 9 years
Wadsworth - Steve Coogan Mrs. White - Jennifer Coolidge Mrs. Peacock - Julia Louis-Dreyfus Prof. Plum - Steve Carell Mr. Green - John Michael Higgins Col. Mustard - Ricky Gervais Miss Scarlet - Emily Blunt
eaker eaker 9 years
I almost want to jump on the "this is too sacred to recast" bandwagon, but then I'd miss out on all the fun! Wadsworth - Bruce Campbell Mrs. White - Christa Miller Mrs. Peacock - Emma Thompson Mr. Green - John Krasinkski Professor Plum - John Michael Higgins Miss Scarlett - Jennifer Love Hewitt Col. Mustard - Barry Bostwick
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
This is my fave movie EVER so it will be hard. I mean who can replace the great Martin Mull and Madeline Kahn? "I hated her SOOO much that it...flames...flames on the side of my face...": Wadsworth (Johnny Depp) Mrs. White (Rachael Harris) Mrs. Peacock (Judy Davis) Prof. Plum (Bill Nighy) Mr. Green (Dana Carvey) Col. Mustard (Brian Baumgartner - Kevin from The Office) Miss Scarlet (Teri Hatcher)
AutumnWind AutumnWind 9 years
Wadsworth - Hugh Laurie Mrs. White - Helen Mirren Mrs. Peacock - Meryl Streep Prof. Plum - Rowan Atkinson Mr. Green - Al Gore Col. Mustard - Kiefer Sutherland Miss Scarlet - Scarlett Johanssen
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Damn. I always make it a point to NOT look at anyone who posted before me so that I can go about this with a fresh outlook. And then after thinking that I've come up with a genius recast, I find that I'm the zillionth person to choose Hugh Laurie for Wadsworth, and the second to pick Terry O'Quinn for Col. Mustard. Oh, well, great minds, right? :)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Yay! I love this movie so much! Wadsworth - Hugh Laurie Mrs. White - Catherine Keener Mrs. Peacock - Betty White Prof. Plum - Mike Myers Mr. Green - Steve Carrell Col. Mustard - Terry O'Quinn Miss Scarlet - Eva Longoria
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
Wadsworth ~ Matthew McConaughey Mrs. White ~ Kate Beckinsale Mrs. Peacock ~ Kathy Bates Prof Plum ~ Chris Noth Mr. Green ~ Adam Sandler Col Mustard ~ Terry O'Quinn Miss Scarlett ~ Gwenyth Paltrow
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Wadsworth- John Cameron Mitchell (like curry , mitchell can easily slip into a dress) Mrs White- Bernadette Peters Mrs Peacock- Helen Mirren Prof. Plum- John C McGinley Mr. Green- Greg Kinnear Col. Mustard- Bryan Cranston (the dad on Malcolm in the Middle) Miss Scarlet- Laura Prepon
tiatia tiatia 9 years
Wadsworth Hugh Laurie Mrs. White Nicole Kidman Mrs. Peacock Meryl Streep Professor Plum Bill Murray Mr. Green Johnny Depp Colonel Mustard Kiefer Sutherland Miss Scarlett Scarlett Johanssen
socalgirl08 socalgirl08 9 years
Wadsworth: Hugh Grant Mrs. White: Selma Blair Mrs. Peacock: Felicity Huffman Prof. Plum: Stephen Colbert Mr. Green: Matt Damon Col. Mustard: Kiefer Sutherland Miss Scarlet: Jessica Alba
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
Wadsworth - William Petersen Mrs. White - Mira Sorvino Mrs. Peacock - Miranda Richardson Prof. Plum - Hugh Laurie Mr. Green - Jude Law Col. Mustard - Jeff Daniels Miss. Scarlet - Susan Sarandon
redsnapper redsnapper 9 years
Wadsworth (Martin Short) Mrs. White (Parker Posey) Mrs. Peacock (Catherine O'Hara) Prof. Plum (Bill Murray) Mr. Green (Larry David) Col. Mustard (Jeff Goldblum) Miss Scarlet (Angelina Jolie)
txhottie txhottie 9 years
Wadsworth (Hugh Laurie) Mrs. White (Sandra Oh) Mrs. Peacock (Kathleen Turner) Prof. Plum (David Letterman) Mr. Green (Tom Hanks) Col. Mustard (Bruce Willis) Miss Scarlet (Charlize Theron)
brazilnut brazilnut 9 years
Oh, I totally screwed up, here's my REAL LIST: Wadsworth- Rupert Everett Mrs. White- Megan Mullaly Mrs. Peacock- Molly Shannon Prof. Plum- Robert Downey Jr. Mr. Green- Jon Krasinski Col. Mustard- Alec Baldwin Miss Scarlett- Lucy Liu Just proves that I can't type and chew gum at the same time! ARGH!
brazilnut brazilnut 9 years
Wadsworth- Rupert Everett Mrs. White- Molly Shannon Prof. Plum- Robert Downey Jr. Mr. Green- John Krasinski Col. Mustard- Alec Baldwin Miss Scarlet- Lucy Liu
Livience Livience 9 years
Wadsworth: Jeffrey Tambor Mrs. White: RuPaul Mrs. Peacock: Diane Keaton Professor Plum: Edward James Olmos Mr. Green: Al Gore Col. Mustard: Forest Whitaker Miss Scarlett: Lucy Liu
MustangMonday MustangMonday 9 years
Wadsworth- Johnny Depp Mrs. White- Audrey Tautou Mrs. Peacock- Kathy Griffin Prof. Plum- Kelsey Grammer Mr. Green- Jake Gyllenhaal Col. Mustand- Kiefer Sutherland Miss Scarlet- Sarah Michelle Geller Yvonne- Nicolette Sheridan
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Wadsworth- Hugh Laurie Mrs. White- Helen Mirren Mrs. Peacock-Amy Poehler Prof. Plum- Rowan Atkinson Mr. Green- Rainn Wilson Col. Mustard- Steve Carell Miss Scarlet-Monica Bellucci
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