Roles turned down by Mira Sorvino:
Mira Sorvino was told to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly
Sorvino was offered the role of Dr. Lily Sinclair.
Actor who got the part: Rachel Weisz
Director Rob Marshall is quoted as saying "For Roxie, I saw 10 or more women: Marisa Tomei, Mira Sorvino, Charlize Theron, Christina Applegate, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Toni Collette, Milla Jovovich, etc. I saw some beautiful women, exploring who could do it. Then I met with Renee."
Actor who got the part: Renée Zellweger
Mira Sorvino was considered to play Dorothy.
Mira Sorvino was considered for the part of Althea Flynt.
Actor who got the part: Courtney Love
Did you know that Mira Sorvino was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)