Not all actors make it to the big screen after their casting call. Find out who’s in and who’s out
Find out which celeb got replaced after being casted
NATALIE PORTMAN & CLAIRE DANES While we cannot imagine another actress starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet, Claire’s role first belonged to Natalie. However, producers decided she was too young in the end. ZHANG ZIYI& LI BINGBING Bingbing starred as the lead in a little-known film Snow Flower And The Secret Fan after Ziyi quit to focus on another movie. We doubt Ziyi is losing sleep over this sneaky swap. ED SKREIN & DANIEL DAE KIM Accusations of whitewashing caused Ed to leave his role as Major Ben Daimio in the Hellboy reboot. He was promptly replaced with Korean-American heartthrob Daniel. ANNE HATHAWAY & KATHERINE HEIGL Oscar-winner Anne was originally cast in the romantic comedy Knocked Up before Katherine took over. Anne reportedly dropped out because of the graphic pregnancy scene at the end of the movie. NICOLE KIDMAN & JODIE FOSTER Nicole spent 18 days on the set of Panic Room playing Kristen Stewart’s mum, but had to resign after a knee injury she sustained got worse. Jodie then stepped in to replace her. SAMANTHA MORTON & SCARLETT JOHANSSON British actress Samantha had done all the voice work for the title character in the Oscar-nominated film, Her. Sadly, the director replaced her with Scarlett during the editing process. RUSSELL CROWE & HUGH JACKMAN The director’s first choice to play Wolverine in X-Men was Russell, but scheduling conflicts got in the way. The role then went to fellow Aussie, Hugh, who has since made the character a heroic icon. CHUMMY EMMA WATSON & EMMA STONE Her turn in La La Land earned Emma Stone an Oscar, but it could have easily gone to Emma Watson. After her initial casting nod, the actress left the project to join Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. CONTROVERSIAL KEVIN SPACEY & CHRISTOPHER PLUMMERA #MeToo scandal saw Kevin Spacey kicked out of House Of Cards. Not only that, his scenes in All The Money In The World were reshot with Christopher Plummer instead.