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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
 Who was considered for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey was almost in place to play Zaphod Beeblebrox at the time of author Douglas Adams' death in 2001. It would take another four years to get the project made, with a new script, a new director, and ultimately a new cast.
Actor who got the part: Sam Rockwell

Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze was offered the chance to direct but declined.
Actor who got the part: Garth Jennings

Hugh Laurie
Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), originally wanted Laurie to play Arthur Dent for the film adaptation.
Actor who got the part: Martin Freeman



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