I was telling my cousin Caroline's boyfriend Martin (who is a movie nerd like me) last night that Paul Newman got the parts James Dean was originally signed on for before his death. He then pondered what Cool Hand Luke would've been like had Dean been alive for the part.
Then I was listening to a podcast that I like on the ride back home earlier today. One of the hosts brought up what Dr. Strangelove would've been like had John Wayne been cast in Slim Pickens' role.
Which makes me ask this question: what recasting would you like to see, regardless if the actor is dead or alive?