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!
For this recast I challenge, I wanted to revisit the '80's hit movie Ghostbusters — the first one — directed by Ivan Reitman (father of Juno director Jason Reitman) and starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver.
If you could cast the movie for a remake (and let's face it, it's kinda likely these days) who would you pick to fill Bill Murray's shoes as the wisecracking leader of the bunch? Which popular nerdy actor could play the geeky Dr. Egon Spengler? Then there's Dan Aykroyd's Dr. Raymond Stantz (or, as his fellow 'busters call him, Ray), who is passionate but bumbling. Who would you cast as the fourth and most even-tempered of the gang, Winston Zeddmore, originally played by Ernie Hudson? And finally, there's the love interest: the beautiful and urbane Dana Barrett played by the great Ms. Weaver.
Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, April 15, 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:
Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)
Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd)
Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis)
Winston Zeddmore (Ernie Hudson)
Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver)
The BuzzSugar t-shirt