Josie Davis


  1. Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries, 2001.    Among 22 youngstars (Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz,Reese Witherspoon, etc) rejecting the awkward San Francisco teenager being groomed (by Julie Andrews!) to inherit the Genovia throne – after director Garry Marshall’s (shock!) first choice of Juliette Lewis quit.
  2. Diane Lane, Unfaithful, 2001.    For his passionate update of Madame Bovary, UK director Adrian Lyne had saw potential husbands, three lovers… And as many as 15 cheating wives: Lane, Josie Davis, Kristin Davis, Portia de Rossi, Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jennifer Lopez, Alyssa Milano, Meg Ryan, Kyra Sedgwick, Brooke Shields, Tori Spelling, Hilary Swank, Kate Winslet.  
  3. Jodie Foster, Flightplan,  2004.   Davis and Portia De Rossi turned down the parent losing a daughter on a plane in mid-flight.  Not the last time they would reject a role going to Foster. Christina Ricci also passed.  Jodie’s Kyle Pratt was   first written for Sean Penn…. who played the role intended for Jodie in The Game, 1996!
  4.  Jodie Foster,  The Brave One,  2006.   When Foster rushes to the rescue, her price is altering her role… After Kate and Portia De Rossi passed, Neve Campbell and Jose Davis auditioned for Erica – a newspaper reporter until Jodie said that  “wasn’t as compelling in terms of the narrative”  and made her…  a radio reporter.  In 2001,  she inherited Panic Room from Nicole Kidman and changed her icy, Hitchcockian blonde to a grittier  political animal. 
  5. Katherine Heigl, Knocked Up, 2007. 

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