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Recast Ghostbusters and Win a Prize!

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)

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ALSW ALSW 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman - Steve Carrell Dr. Raymond Stantz - Kevin James Dr. Egon Spengler - Hugh Laurie Winston Zeddmore - Dennis Haysbert Dana Barrett - Olivia Wilde
hollywoodholiday hollywoodholiday 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman (Jason Segal) Dr. Raymond Stantz (Jason Schwartzman) Dr. Egon Spengler (Sascha Baron Cohen) Winston Zeddmore (Kenan Thompson) Dana Barrett (Charlize Theron)
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 8 years
Dr.Peter Venkman-Chris Kattan Dr.Raymond Stantz-Vince Vaughn Dr.Egan Spengler-John Cusimano Winston Zeddmore-Cuba Gooding J.R Dana Barrett-Tina Fey
daneiscooked daneiscooked 8 years
Dr.Peter Venkman- Vince Vaughn Subtle, sarcastic. Dr.Raymond Stantz- Rainn Wilson Excitable, childish. Dr.Egon Spengler- Steve Carrell Plays a great geek. Winston Zeddmore- Romany Malco Serious. Cool. Dana Barrett- Mary-Louise Parker Possess her!
butterflyrouge butterflyrouge 8 years
Dr.Peter Venkman- John Barrowman Dr.Raymond Stantz- Justin Bartha Dr.Egon Spengler-Rainn Wilson Winston Zeddmore- Brian J.White Dana Barrett- Maggie Gyllenhaal
sunraezz sunraezz 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman - Ryan Reynolds Dr. Raymond Stantz - Seth Rogen Dr. Egon Spengler - Adam Brody Winston Zeddmore - Wayne Brady Dana Barrett - Isla Fischer
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman Ryan Reynolds Dr. Raymond Stantz luke wilson Dr. Egon Spengler jason schwartzman Winston Zeddmore Don CHeadle Dana Barrett - Helena Bonham Carter
Mel475 Mel475 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman - Luke Wilson Dr. Raymond Stantz - Jason Bateman Dr. Egon Spengler - Zach Braff Winston Zeddmore - Matthew Fox Dana Barrett - Jessica Biel
biscuitgirl biscuitgirl 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman Will Smith Dr. Raymond Stantz Jack Black Dr. Egon Spengler Adam Brody Winston Zeddmore Ellen Page Dana Barrett Thandie Newton
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman -- Paul Rudd Dr. Raymond Stantz -- John Krasinski Dr. Egon Spengler -- Rainn Wilson Winston Zeddmore -- Terrace Howard Dana Barrett -- Isla Fisher
alethe16 alethe16 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman - Nathan Fillion Dr. Raymond Stantz - Rainn Wilson Dr. Egon Spengler - Luke Wilson Winston Zeddmore - Forrest Whittaker Dana Barrett - Chloe Sevigny
yiddidea yiddidea 8 years
leeluvfashion - I LOVE your cast! :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman - Jason Bateman Dr. Raymond Stantz - Ron Livingston Dr. Egon Spengler - Adrien Brody Winston Zeddmore - Mos Def Dana Barrett - Mary-Louise Parker
azulskies azulskies 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman - Vince Vaughn Dr. Raymond Stantz - Will Farrell Dr. Egon Spengler - David Krumholtz Winston Zeddmore - Tracy Morgan Dana Barrett - Gwenyth Paltrow
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman- Vince Vaughan Dr. Raymond Stantz- David Krumholtz Dr. Egon Spengler- David Schwimmer Winston Zeddmore- Donald Faison Dana Barrett- Anna faris
yiddidea yiddidea 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman - Neil Patrick Harris Dr. Raymond Stantz - Jack Black Dr. Egon Spengler - David Krumholtz Winston Zeddmore - Tracy Morgan Dana Barrett - Natalie Portman
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
I don't know yet. But I do know I love this movie.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
Peter-I might agree with John Krasinski Ray-Lee Pace Egon-I'm going to have to agree with Jason Schwartzman. That could be awesome. Winston-I think I might second Don Cheadle Dana-I might pick someone like Anna Friel actually but I have a hard time thinking of who I think who fit.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Oh! And... Louis Tully - Andy Samberg Janine Melnitz - Kristin Wiig
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman - Jason Lee Dr. Raymond Stantz - Hank Azaria Dr. Egon Spengler - Rainn Wilson Winston Zeddmore - Romany Malco Dana Barrett - Amy Adams
melrose78 melrose78 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman - jim carrey Dr. Raymond Stantz - jason segel (he's great on HIMYM) Dr. Egon Spengler - Justin Long (geeky but cute) Winston Zeddmore - mos def (he seems very even-tempered and a good actor) Dana Barrett katherine heigl
bratty3000 bratty3000 8 years
Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)- Owen Wilson Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd)- Vince Vaughn Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) - Luke Wilson Winston Zeddmore (Ernie Hudson)- Jamie Foxx Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver)- Jennifer Aniston
supertramp supertramp 8 years
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