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Iconic roles that were recast

Wonderwall Logo By Megan Riedlinger of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 16: <p>Whether you think book-to-film adaptations are très trashy or très chic, they're big business in Hollywood. <a href="http://wonderwall.com/">Wonderwall.com</a> rounded up every big-screen adaptation of a literary work that's already opened or is set to debut in theaters in 2017, starting with "The Glass Castle" which comes out on August 11! Destin Cretton directs the film adaptation of haunting memoir "The Glass Castle" written by Jeannette Walls, which is about a young girl who grows up in a dysfunctional, deeply impoverished home, moving constantly due to her father's alcoholism and her mother's inability to hold down a job. Brie Larson is set to star as young Jeannette alongside <a href="http://www.wonderwall.com/celebrity/profiles/overview/naomi-watts-360.article">Naomi Watts</a> as her mother and Woody Harrelson as the father who promises his children he's going to build them a shiny "glass castle." Now keep reading for more!</p>

Can you imagine your favorite films with different stars playing the lead roles? Recasting is common in Hollywood, but you might be surprised by how often it really happens -- even with big-name stars. Take, for instance, new movie "The Glass Castle," starring Brie Larson, which hits theaters on Aug. 11, 2017. Which Hollywood heavyweight was originally cast in Brie's role? Keep reading to find out -- and learn about even more surprising recasts!

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