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Recast Rear Window 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. Starting this week, we're sweetening the pot: From now on, the reader who submits the best cast will win a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

I've been thinking a lot lately about the 1954 Hitchcock movie Rear Window, so I thought I'd see what you guys can come up with for this one. Blending nail-biting thriller with a romance between two beautiful people, Rear Window shows what happens when "Jeff" Jeffries, a freelance photographer with a broken leg, becomes obsessed with spying on his neighbors. Through Jeffries' telephoto lens, the photog and his well-dressed girlfriend (played by Grace Kelly) become convinced that Lars Thorwald across the way has murdered his wife.

If you were recasting this stellar movie for the modern age, who would you choose in the main roles? Leave your entry in the comment section by end of day TODAY, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, April 3, 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:
L. B. "Jeff" Jefferies (Jimmy Stewart)
Lisa Carol Fremont (Grace Kelly)
Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr)
Detective Thomas J. Doyle (Wendell Corey)

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Amanda-La Amanda-La 10 years
Jeff Jeffries - Jim Carrey Lisa Fremont - Cate Blanchett Lars Thorwald - Tom Wilkinson Det. Doyle - Greg Kinnear
jessicaaa jessicaaa 10 years
love love LOVE this movie, but in a way it was already re-made: anybody see disturbia with shia lebouff? sort of a teen version of the thriller
chancleta chancleta 10 years
Oh I want a BuzzSugar shirt! Jeff (Jimmy): Luke Wilson Lisa(Grace): Rachel McAdams Lars: George Clooney Det.: Vince Vaughn
star_903 star_903 10 years
L.B. Jeffries: Jude Law Lisa Carol Fremont: Kiera Knightley Lars Thorwald: Kevin Spacey Detective Thomas J. Doyle: Morgan Freeman
kendallina kendallina 10 years
L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies - Milo Ventimiglia Lisa Carol Fremont - Maggie Grace Lars Thorwald - Ryan Gosling Detective Thomas J. Doyle - Kevin Connolly
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
L. B. "Jeff" Jefferies (George Clooney) Lisa Carol Fremont (Michelle Phiffer) Lars Thorwald (Vince Vaughn) Detective Thomas J. Doyle (Don Cheadle) I completely agree with Sweet Adeline on this one. Style Before Comfort!
breezy35 breezy35 10 years
LB Jeffries: Ben Affleck Lisa Carol Fremont: Reese Witherspoon Lars Thorwald: Vincent D'Onofrio Det. Thomas Doyle: Mark Walberg
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 10 years
So many choices! LB Jeffries: Clive Owen Lisa Carol Fremont: Kate Winslet Lars Thorwald: Philip Seymour Hoffman Det. Thomas Doyle: Don Cheadle
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years This is the movie I was talking about earlier - the updated version of Rear Window. It's called Disturbia and stars Shia LeBouf and Carrie-Anne Moss. JB - Jeff Daniels Lisa - Naomi Watts Lars - Brian Dennehy (is he still alive?) Det. Doyle - Jim Caveziel
SFKitkat SFKitkat 10 years
This is one of my favorite movies. Here are my picks: L.B. Jeffries: Cary Elwes (with dark hair) Lisa Carol Fremont: Katherine Heigl Lars Thorwald: William Petersen Detective Thomas J. Doyle: Kevin Spacey
so-NAIVE-00 so-NAIVE-00 10 years
Jeff Jeffries: Clive Owen Lisa Fremont: Charlize Theron Lars Thorwald: Tom Wilkinson Detective Doyle: George Clooney
Advah Advah 10 years
L. B. "Jeff" Jefferies - Adam Brody Lisa Carol Fremont - Natalie Portman Lars Thorwald - James Purefoy (a bad guy can also be hot, right?) Detective Thomas J. Doyle - Jeremy Northam
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 10 years
I have a Pop shirt and I NEED a buzz shirt. Of course I've already won so I should already have one but NOOOOOO! Teehee. L. B. Jeff Jeffries: Dermot Mulroney Lisa Carol Fremont: Monica Potter Lars Thorwald: Vincent D'Onofrio Detective Thomas J. Doyle: Sam Rockwell
Lisara Lisara 10 years
Jeff Jeffries: George Clooney Lisa Fremont: Gwyneth Paltrow Lars Thorwald: Liam Neeson Detective Doyle: Matt Damon
naked_american naked_american 10 years
Jeff Jeffries - Owen Wilson Lisa Fremont - Cate Blanchett Lars Thorwald - John C. Riley Detective Doyle - Don Cheadle Owen Wilson is probably the weirdest choice ever, but just imagine him all confused in the wheelchair like, "I swear he just killed his old lady!" Everyone would just think he was stoned and, I'm sorry, that would just be amazing. ---- "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." -Ingrid Bergman
Sweet-Tea Sweet-Tea 10 years
This was fun, one of my favorite movies... Jeff Jeffries--Jude Law Lisa Fremont--Gwyneth Paltrow Lars Thorwald-Clive Owen Detective Doyle--Hugh Laurie though I love StefaPie's picks as well.
happygirlhehe happygirlhehe 10 years
Jeff- Jamie Fox Lisa- Kerry Washington Lars- Laurence Fishburne Detective Doyle- Terrence Howard
brazilnut brazilnut 10 years
Oh man, Buzz! You start giving out T-Shirts the week after I win! *sniff* Ok, I'll quit whining now. I really like Stefapie's picks. Those are going to be tough to top.
j-nice j-nice 10 years
My suggestions... Characters to recast: L. B. "Jeff" Jefferies -- Pierce Brosnan Lisa Carol Fremont -- Charlize theron Lars Thorwald -- Dennis Farina Detective Thomas J. Doyle -- Kevin Spacey
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
Buzz - no it's a horror film about some teenage kid who has to wear a ankle bracelet b/c he's under house arrest. And so he starts watching people through the windows of his house and he witnesses what he thinks is a murder. It was one of the previews before "Zodiac," if anyone can remember. There were a lot of crap previews before that movie. Good to know that Peter has a new film coming out though!
Livience Livience 10 years
L. B. Jefferies - Shia LeBeouf Lisa Carol Fremont - random blonde chick Lars Thorwald - David Morse Wait a minute... Hey!! They stole my idea!! :mob: Just kidding; I'll put my real picks up later.
Loz2Hi Loz2Hi 10 years
L. B. Jefferies - Ben Affleck Lisa Carol Fremont - Scarlett Johansson Lars Thorwald - Luis Guzmán Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle - Vince Vaughan
princess_eab princess_eab 10 years
Ohhh, my FAVORITE Hitchcock film!!! Who could possibly replace James Stewart and Grace Kelly?!? Okay: L.B. Jefferies: Ryan Reynolds (he's a good enough actor) or George Clooney Lisa Carol Fremont: Charlize Theron (blonde version!) or Naomi Watts Lars Thorwald: Kevin Spacey
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
LaLaLaurie, you might be thinking of Civic Duty, a new movie coming out with Peter Krause?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
I'll have to give this some thought. There is actually a new movie coming out (can't remember the title or who is in it) but it is eerily similar to the plot of this movie.
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