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This morning’s WTF news – LA casting call for GB body-doubles?

This morning’s WTF news – LA casting call for GB body-doubles?

By on Mar 1, 2012 in GB3 | 8 comments

This popped up on Imgur/Reddit today, a screengrab for a casting call in LA for photo-doubles of each of the four Ghostbusters. The listing is for an un-named re-release (though as it specifically asked for people who look like the four actors like they did in Ghostbusters, it not hard to sort out what movie they mean.) But body-doubles why? A new movie needs name actors, not cattle-call actors. Body-doubles are a specific function – they have to look like someone. The only thing I can think of is re-shoots for that 3D refurbishment of the first Ghostbusters we haven’t heard about in awhile. My money is on this for the time being. For the curious, I did find the listing on the casting website.

What do you think? Any guesses?


  1. It does say “re-release” so the 3D refurbishment theory holds water.


  2. I think they kill off the original team, the body doubles are for filming that devastation.

  3. I highly doubt that this has anything to do with a 3D re-release of the film. My guess is that it has something to do with having the movie characters interact with something or someone that will be newly created. Maybe it’s one of those Direct TV commercials. That the listing says “feature film (re-release)” really makes this hard to figure out.

  4. DirecTV stopped using that advertising campaign almost 2 years ago, Paul. It’s not for anything like that. I could see it as a 3D re-release. Why not? What else could it possibly be?

  5. I think they may be used on a brand new amusement on some studio, maybe to support a “coming soon” 3D re-release on the 30th anniversary.

    • Most likely. My thought exactly. Some sort of publicity PR thing or advertisement or amusement park attraction thing or some such. I don’t understand using doubles for creating the 3D movie. Why? Can’t picture it. Maybe the interaction thing, but don’t think so.

  6. I guess it is a PR thing for an upcomming bluray release of GB II. Nothing more, nothing less

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