Byalvaro ortega, writer at

For my first ever fancast on Movie Pilot, I decided to publish one of my craziest ideas. This idea actually came up when I first heard about the Ghostbusters reboot and how it would have an all-female leading cast. I don't know exactly how it initially came up but I do remember thinking, "If they can be women then they could definitely have been British". Anyway, here's my pitch:

Her Majesty's Ghostbusters

Director - Edgar Wright

Notable Works: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End

This is an easy one. No description needed.

Peter Venkman - Simon Pegg

Notable Works: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End

This was one of my safer picks. Simon basically plays a Venkman-esque character in most of his movies.

Ray Stantz - Chris O'Dowd

Notable Works: The It Crowd, Bridesmaids, Moone Boy

My personal favorite choice. Chris is a funny actor who steals the show in any movie/show he's in.

Egon Spengler - Steve Coogan

Notable Works: The Trip, Alan Partridge, Night at the Museum

For the last of the original Ghostbusters, I went with Steve Coogan. Although he hasn't done it since Around the World in 80 Days, Steve can definitely kill it as a wacky scientist which is exactly what I'd want in my Spengler.

Winston Zeddemore - John Boyega

Notable Works: Attack the Block, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Since Winston is the new recruit, and since the previous three choices are very similar in terms of comedic style and what they bring overall, I decided to cast a younger, wise-cracking Zeddemore, which makes John Boyega the perfect choice.

Dana Barrett - Kiera Knightley

Notable Works: Begin Again, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Imitation Game

Janine Melnitz - Lucy Punch

Notable Works: Dinner for Schmucks, Bad Teacher, Into the Woods

Louis Tully - Simon Bird

Notable Works: The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner

Walter Peck - Ricky Gervais

Notable Works: Derek, The Office (UK), Night at the Museum

...And that's all folks!

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