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The Results Are In: Recast Ghostbusters

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,


leeluvfashion's cast:
Dr. Peter Venkman — Jason Bateman
Dr. Raymond Stantz — Ron Livingston
Dr. Egon Spengler — Adrien Brody
Winston Zeddmore — Mos Def
Dana Barrett — Mary-Louise Parker


reesiecup reesiecup 9 years
love it!
sauterhead sauterhead 9 years
Love Adrien Brody as Egon! and Mary-Louise Parker as pretty much anything - though she's the one choice here personally I would rethink. She'd be great in the part until she gets possessed. Jason Bateman and Ron Livingston together would be the reason I bought the ticket, right there.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
Totally agree Buzz, I'm tired of seeing Braff in cheesy romantic comedies. one every once in awhile would be good but it seems every major picture he has done has been that genre.
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 9 years
Great recast! Spot on!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
haha well cast!! I love ron livingston!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Good job!!!
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
i really like this recast
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Thank you so much!!!
JuneC JuneC 9 years
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Wonderful recasting! Love the pictures.
mswender mswender 9 years
sounds good
dannysf dannysf 9 years
LOVE the idea of Mary-Louise Parker in this. And LOVE the pic!
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
I am so glad that this is the cast that one. I loved it as soon as it was posted. It is perfect!
jasmint jasmint 9 years
I am totally loving this recast. Cheers, leeluvfashion! I would see this movie in a heartbeat!
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