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By HeisenbergSaysRelax - 3/5/2014
Recently Harold Ramis passed away. Around the same time, talks of a third Ghostbusters films began (again) with some wondering if it would even be possible with Egon. I know a lot of people are hoping the third film still happens but I am not one of those people. I'd honestly prefer they remake the film (Well, I would prefer they leave it alone entirely, but if it must be continued...) So below I've gone ahead and cast the remake with the actors I'd like to see in the roles. Let's get started.




Director – David Gordon Green


David Gordon Green is a fantastic director. He's done some really great comedy work with films like 'Pineapple Express' and he's shown his ability to do more serious work with films like 'Joe'. He's also shown an ability to merge the two mediums pretty well with the film 'Prince Avalanche'. He also has working relationships with various members of this fancast, so it made sense.

Writer(s) – Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen


For whatever reason, a lot of people dislike Seth Rogen. I mean sure, he does give off a douche-vibe, but he's pretty funny. I loved 'Superbad' and 'This Is The End' and the various other films these two have written and I think they'd knock a film like Ghostbusters out of the park.

Egon Spengler – Paul Rudd


Paul Rudd is a pretty great actor. He's done some stuff I've really enjoyed and I feel like I could buy him as a brainy character like Egon. He's also really funny which helps...since this is a comedy and all.

Peter Venkman – Seth Rogen


Yeah, I figure if Seth Rogen is gonna be a writer, he'll also wanna be in the film. He has the right attitude to play Venkman. He doesn't look much like Bill Murray, but whatever.

Ray Stantz – Jonah Hill


This one was obvious. If Rogen is Venkman, Hill has got to be Stantz. Hill's also really funny and, with his 2 academy award nominations, I hear he's a pretty good actor too. I think he'd kill it as Ray.

Winston Zeddemore – Kevin Hart


I don't find Kevin Hart's movies very funny. However, I do find Kevin Hart himself funny. I like his stand up and I think, if given a good cast and a proper script, he could actually be really great in a film like this..

Dana Barret – Mary Elizabeth Winstead


I like MEW. She's been pretty good in the stuff I've seen her do. However she tends to pick some crappy films to work on, so a film like this could do wonders for her career. Also, others might not see it, but she has a very similar look as Sigourney Weaver.

Louis Tully – Jay Baruchel


Me and Jay Baruchel don't get along. I once told him, through twitter, that he sounded like Christian Slater...then he blocked me. But I'm willing to put that behind us. I'm willing to squash the entire thing, if he would just play Louis, because he's so perfect for this role. This was the choice I was most behind while casting this thing.

Janine Melnitz – Aubrey Plaza


Aubrey Plaza has a good deadpan humor thing going that I think would really come in handy for a role like this. Also, ever since seeing Safety Not Guaranteed, I have a mild Aubrey Plaza obsession. Not sure what that's about.

Walter Peck – James Franco


I'm not putting Seth Rogen in a movie without putting James Franco in the same movie. I figure Peck is a good choice for Franco because it would allow him and Rogen to butt heads which is always a fun thing to watch.

Gozer – Tilda Swinton


Not a huge role, but I thought she had the right look. Also, she's a pretty big name and I think it'd be kinda cool if they had her pop up at the end without telling the public she was in it. Ya know, like a big cameo. Comedies love cameos, it's the new thing.

Anyway, there you have it. These are my choices for who should be cast if they ever decide to do a remake of the original Ghostbusters film. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Also, don't forget to hit that little thumb button so others can see the article. Thanks.
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anthonyEstark - 3/5/2014, 4:49 PM
I like most of this. I'm a bit on the fence about Rogen and Hill, and Hart, but not bad!!
Lozzy - 3/5/2014, 4:51 PM
when someone asks you if you are a god, you say yes!!!!!!
MrMartinMarvel - 3/5/2014, 4:55 PM
I can honestly say this is one of the greatest fan casts I've ever seen. Great job!
MrCBM56 - 3/5/2014, 4:56 PM
I love this!
JediPhilosopher - 3/5/2014, 4:57 PM
I'm one of the hardcore Ghostbusters fans and I have to say, if it overwrites the original, it shouldn't be done. Unless, and this is a BIG IF, it can do the impossible: Top the chemistry and comic brilliance of the original.
MrCBM56 - 3/5/2014, 5:04 PM
The Bekind Rewind Jack Black and Mos Def remake was pretty awesome. It's on par, if not better than the original.
JDwyler444 - 3/5/2014, 5:07 PM
In the cast i see, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Aubrey Plaza... i have cummed my pants in multiples
HypeExMachina - 3/5/2014, 5:07 PM
Mayor Rob Ford as Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man!
JDwyler444 - 3/5/2014, 5:08 PM
But i would have preffered a director who can handle the comedic sci-fi vibe, or even the comedy horror vibe, make it more disgustingly dark and sick, Get Seth and Evan to direct
GeneralZod1138 - 3/5/2014, 5:08 PM
That's not half bad....
JatevinM - 3/5/2014, 5:10 PM
I would watch this. This is some good casting.
ReturnOFtheBAT - 3/5/2014, 5:15 PM
i agree with the entire cast with the exception of kevin hart as winston. his comedy is too crazy and over the top. Maybe anthony mackie instead?
JDwyler444 - 3/5/2014, 5:16 PM
Also there is a youtube video of all these guys you casted, well most of these guys doing a table read of the script, and you nailed both paul rudd, seth rogens roles exact
HypeExMachina - 3/5/2014, 5:18 PM
"Who ah you going to call?" -Aubrey Plaza
MileyAbominationClone - 3/5/2014, 5:30 PM
I like them all except Kevin Hart as Winston. He sucks.
MightyZeus - 3/5/2014, 5:39 PM
Yeah i think it's fabulous.

Great casting.
npamusic - 3/5/2014, 5:44 PM
how about Bill Hader in the Murray role instead. I'd enjoy that a little more.
1213rico - 3/5/2014, 6:04 PM
Love this casting, I'd see this movie in a heartbeat. Rogen, Franco, Hill, and Baruchel have great chemistry together as seen in This is the End. And adding Rudd and Hart can only help in the comedy department.
batz11 - 3/5/2014, 6:17 PM
Where's Cera?
I like what you did, I said basically the exact same cast months ago...
DrDoom - 3/5/2014, 7:55 PM
Your fancast has MEW in it.

Therefore, it receives a Latverian stamp of approval!

:D
Enphlieuwince - 3/5/2014, 8:24 PM
Well done, Sir! This is a subject near and dear to my heart, so, I have my own fan cast.

Egon Spengler - Sacha Baron Cohen

The calculating genius. Unintentionally aloof.

Ray Stantz - Zach Galifianakis

Highly intelligent and a genuine friend. Can personify childlike wonder to character has for science.

Peter Venkman - Jason Sudeikis

Charismatic opportunist with the silver tongue and heart of gold. The romantic douchebag.

Winston Zeddemore - Wayne Brady

The soulful mechanic and friend. Mr. How-did-I-get-myself-into-this?

Janine Melnitz - Kristen Wiig

Rebel without a cause. Indifferent but loyal smartass.

Dana Barret - Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Loved your pick. Nuff said...

Louis Tully - Charlie Day

Dork that can look deranged. Harmless trouble.

Walter Peck - Kiefer Sutherland

Veteran performer with dry humor. Believable hater.

Gozer - Alexandra Daddario

Wicked looking body & hauntingly beautiful eyes. The embodiment of temptation.
Jacklincolnvstheworld - 3/6/2014, 4:42 AM
Absolutely Incredible
Pasto - 3/6/2014, 5:36 AM
Enphileuwence
*Reads comment*
*Feels iffy*
*Sees Alexandra Daddario*
You have the superior cast in my humble opinion.
MrNiklander - 3/6/2014, 5:36 AM
I like the cast and that says a lot because Ghostbusters is my favorite film!!!
Pasto - 3/6/2014, 5:52 AM
Song of The Day: 'Ooh Wee' by Mark Ronson (Feat. Ghostface Killa)
MrBlueSky - 3/6/2014, 6:44 AM
Great cast! It's hard to beat the original Ghostbusters, but this one is pretty good. But I agree with everyone else about Kevin Hart. He's a good comedian, but he's too fast for this kind of film.
MagnusRex22 - 3/6/2014, 11:19 AM
I'd put Bill Hader as Egon, move Paul Rudd to venkman, Seth Rogen as ray. I'd put Jonah as a ghost or a customer, like one of their first customers. Maybe Cera as the hotel manager
Enphlieuwince - 3/6/2014, 1:58 PM
BatmanofCBM

Lmao!!! XD And I take that biased victory with pride.

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