Every other 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!
Everyone came up with some terrific ensemble cast suggestions for this week's challenge to recast the '80s hit franchise Ghostbusters. I love bchicgrl's idea for Zach Braff as Dr. Raymond Stantz (originally played by Dan Aykroyd). It got me thinking that Mr. Braff should take a look at some fun, big-budget ensemble comedies as his next career move (rather than doing yet another quarterlife crisis flick).
When I think of Dana Barrett, the strong, down-to-earth character originally played by Sigourney Weaver, I totally agree with hollywoodholiday that Charlize Theron is just the type of actress to take on a role like that. biscuitgirl's suggestion of Thandie Newton is really inspired as well.
Thanks, everyone, for sharing your ideas! Now I almost want them to remake this, but people involved in the original say it's never going to happen, which is probably for the best. As for recasting, though, there was one list in which the actors fit the characters to a "T" and seem like they'd have a lot of chemistry as co-stars: Congrats to leeluvfashion!
To see who leeluvfashion picked, along with a new cast photo, read more.
Dr. Peter Venkman — Jason Bateman
Dr. Raymond Stantz — Ron Livingston
Dr. Egon Spengler — Adrien Brody
Winston Zeddmore — Mos Def
Dana Barrett — Mary-Louise Parker