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King Kong (2005)
 Who was considered for King Kong?

Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger was one of many actresses attached for the lead role of Ann Darrow when the project was early in development.
Actor who got the part: Naomi Watts

George Clooney
Director Peter Jackson said he wanted either Clooney or Robert De Niro to play moviemaker/explorer/showman "Carl Denham."
Actor who got the part: Jack Black

Robert De Niro
One of Peter Jackson's two top choices to play the explorer/showman who drags the giant ape to "civilization." the other top choice was George Clooney.
Actor who got the part: Jack Black

Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith did a screen testing for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Lange

Sylvester McCoy
McCoy was considered for a role in King Kong.

Ian McKellen
Unable to accept Peter Jackson's offer because he was already committed to doing a play in London.
Actor who got the part: Jack Black

Alex Norton
Norton turned down a role in King Kong because of prior committments.

Valerie Perrine
Valerine Perrine was offered the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Lange

Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was considered for the role of Ann Darrow, but they later decided she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Naomi Watts

Kate Winslet
Was heavily rumored to play the role of Ann Darrow according to Greg's Preview on Yahoo.
Actor who got the part: Naomi Watts

Fay Wray
Fay Wray (who played Ann Darrow in the 1933 original) was being considered for a role but she passed away.



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