Danny Huston

  1. Michael Reilly Burke, Ted Bundy, 2002.      Matthew Bright suddenly lost his Bundy when Danny’s mother objected to him playing the serial killer.Kiefer Sutherland was among other refusals. With great insight.The film went nowhere.
  2. Ed O’Neill, Dragnet USA, 2003-2004.    Producer Dick Wolf (hoping not to kill Dragnet!!!) dropped Huston after the first episode, Three Blondes, an dsigned up O’Neill – no better.  And the glory that had been Jack Webb’s innovative 1951-1959 cop art triumph died. A rare Wolf error.
  3. Josh Helman, X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2013.     Huston was unavailable to reprise his (younger) Major William Stryker from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2008. Enter: Helman, from Adelaide, and he reprised the rôle, promoted to Colonel, in X-Men: Apocalypse, 2015.
  4. Kevin Spacey, Elvis & Nixon, 2015.    Change of Pelvis and Prez – regarding their 1970 meeting – from Eric Bana and Huston to the sexier duo of Michael Shannon and Spacey.   Back in 1979, Rick Peters and Bob Gunton played the roles in  the  mockumentary, Elvis Meets Nixon and Joseph Preiser voiced both in 2008’s short, When Elvis Met Nixon.


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