There are ordinary casting mistakes -- Adam Sandler in The Longest Yard springs to mind -- and then there are extraordinary casting mistakes along the lines of Denise Richards playing a nuclear physicist (The World Is Not Enough) or Keanu Reeves as Buddha. Whoa!
Casting issues never end. Here are five dodgy-sounding casting possibilities that have crossed our desk lately, and you should know about them, too. Why? Because misery loves company, that's why.
1) Brad Pitt as Pontius Pilate.
The Bible gets updated to show Pilate's life, following him from his youth as a sensitive lad to his adult life as governor of Judea, where he attempts to keep order. And makes poor decisions, like, ordering the crucifixion of Christ. Darn it, Pontius! Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline Hollywood got his hands on the screenplay by Vera Blasi, and says it's, "Almost like a biblical-era Twilight Zone episode in which a proud, capable Roman soldier gets in way over his head.
The 10 worst superhero movies of all time Okay, Iron Man 3 is solidly a hit with both critics and fans. So before Man of Steel, R.I.P.D., Kick Ass 2 and Thor: The Dark World land in theatres, we thought now was a good time to take a look back at some comic book film adaptations that have missed ... Read more