Charlize Theron as Malkina in The Counselor
replacing Cameron Diaz
Let's pretend for a second that The Counselor is not an awful movie. I know, I know - it's almost impossible to do, but let's try. Malkina is the film's most interesting aspect and the character was mercilessly butchered (as were my high expectations) by confused, lost and ill suited for the part Cameron Diaz. But take someone like Charlize Theron, who never gives bad performances (I liked her in Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus, so you can just save the energy and not mention those in 'what about...?' question that I sense is coming in the comments section) and the film, while still awful, I'm sure, would at least have one mesmerizing performance. Not to mention Javier Bardem's mouth would probably never close after witnessing that car moment.
Tom Hiddleston as Charlie in Stoker
replacing Matthew Goode
Not to take away anything from Matthew Goode's brilliant work in hugely underrated Stoker, but whenever I watch this film - and I watch it a lot - I always wonder what Tom Hiddleston would do with this character. Oh, and I think he would do so much. Hiddleston can pull off mysterious and menacing very well and all that he needs to do to turn you on is just look at you. On one hand I'm glad it didn't happen because I have Only Lovers Left Alive to worry about in terms of killing me. But he is gonna play menacing, mysterious guy, who is incidentally Mia Wasikowska's husband in Crimson Peak. Win-win.
Christina Hendricks as Juniper in Mud
replacing Reese Whiterspoon
In Mud, Matthew McConaughey plays a man who would do anything for a woman he loves, Juniper. He would die for her, he is a fugitive because of her and he can't stand being away from her. So what a disappointment when Juniper turns out to be trashy looking Reese Witherspoon. Look, she is attractive, but she is not even the most interesting and attractive female in this movie. Now, cast someone like angelic and stunning Christina Hendricks in such a role and I'd buy McConaughey going to Hell and back for her. God knows I would.