.:Film roles associated with Cher:.

Year Title Notes Status
1967 Bonnie and Clyde Warren Beatty was making a gangster film, and he wanted to test Cher for the part of Bonnie, but later was turned down because Beatty begged Natalie Wood, his girl friend at the time, to play the role. Faye Dunaway got the part
1975 The Fortune When Bette Midler was dropped from the Nicholson-Beatty comedy, Cher auditioned for the role of "Fredrika" but was turned down by Mike Nichols. "There are two kinds of girls in the world: the kind you wanna fuck and the kind you don't." He felt the role called for the latter and for him, Cher wasn't "suitable." "But I'm talented," she yelled. "If you can't see it now, you'll be sorry one day." Nine years later, Nichols cast Cher as Dolly Pelliker in Silkwood. Stockard Channing got the part
1976 King Kong Cher auditioned for the part but was turned down. In an interview she said: "I did the test as a lark. I was pregnant at the time, or else I probably would have done it - just to work." Jessica Lange got the part
1976 A Star is Born Cher was attached to star before Jon Peters and Barbra Streisand took over. replaced by Barbra Streisand
1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Cher was originally cast as "Mona Mondieu", but she backed out at the last minute because she was unable to fit the shooting into her schedule. replaced by Stockard Channing
1983 Going to the Chapel Cher was supposed to star in the film to Paramount Pictures during the summer of 1983, until she reportedly nixed so many prospective directors that she and the studio came to a parting of the ways. Film never made
1983 Road Show Cher was supposed to have been Jack Nicholson's leading lady in the film, until Nicholson objected to her casting. Film never made
1984 Grandview, U.S.A. Cher was offered the role of "Michelle 'Mike' Cody" but she turned down the role in favor of the film Mask. She turned down the role because producers wouldn't cast Eric Stolz as her co-star. About the role she said "I won't do anything for just money, only if I can bring something to it." replaced by Jamie Lee Curtis
1984 Crimes of Passion Cher was reportedly considered for the dual role of "Joanna Crane", aka the hooker "China Blue" in Ken Russell's romantic thriller. Kathleen Turner got the part
1986 Fatal Beauty During the first controversial interview with David Letterman, Cher confirmed that was working for two films, Suspect and Fatal Beauty, but backed out of the latter. replaced by Whoopi Goldberg
1987 Baby Boom Cher turned down the female lead in the film Baby Boom.Cher said also that Diane Keaton was much better for the role. replaced by Diane Keaton
1987 Black Widow Cher was reportedly considered for the lead role, but was later turned down. In an interview she said, "For me, it's about life experiences. Making films and... growth in life is real intertwined." replaced by Theresa Russell
1988 Midnight Run Production executives suggested that the Mardukas character be changed to a woman and wanted Cher for the role in the hope she would provide some "sexual overtones". But Cher said that "I have to find a character to express who I am - and that's not easy." Charles Grodin got the part
1989 Riding in Cars with Boys When the rights were purchased in 1989 by James L. Brooks, Debra Winger and Cher were considered for the lead. replaced by Drew Barrymore
1989 The Witches Cher was considered for the role of the "Grand High Witch" in a film adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel The Witches, but the role was eventually given to Anjelica Huston. Anjelica Huston got the part
1990 The War of the Roses Cher was originally offered the role that eventually went to Kathleen Turner. Cher did not accept the role for personal reasons: "I knew that was going to be a hit. A great script but... kinda mean. I'd lived it for real. I didn't want to do it for money." Kathleen Turner got the part
1990 She-Devil After winning the Oscar, she spent three years choosing her next film and She-Devil was the one she most wanted. Meryl Streep got the part
1990 Working Girl Cher was considered for the role of "Tess McGill". She also said, "I act really great but I don't think of myself as an actress. I don't do it for a living." Melanie Griffith got the part
1990 The Grifters For the role of Lilly, Cher was originally considered but she became too expensive after the success of Moonstruck for UK director Stephen Frears and his producer Martin Scorsese. Anjelica Huston got the part
1991 Thelma & Louise Cher was offered for the role of "Thelma Yvonne Dickinson", but turned it down. In an interview Cher also said "It was a much rougher when I got it. It probably would've been a good movie to do. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. I'm glad Susan did it." Geena Davis got the part
1991 The Addams Family Cher was considered for the role of "Morticia Addams". Anjelica Huston got the part
1992 Batman Returns Cher was in competition with many other actresses for the role of "Catwoman". Michelle Pfeiffer got the part
1992 Leaving Normal Backed away from director Edward Zwick's second feature (a kind of Thelma & Louise revisited) as the waitress was a cousin of her role in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Besides, she was busy with her Aquasentials Skin Care infomercials. Christine Lahti got the part
1992 This Is My Life Fox wanted the Jewish housewife struggling to be a stand-up comic to be Cher, Bette Midler or Michelle Pfeiffer. Julie Kavner got the part
1993 Title unknown In 1993, Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer had a film in development, a black comedy about a film star and a tabloid reporter, but the film never appeared. Project abandoned
1994 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Due to the Hollywood's homophobia of the time, Anne Rice rewrote the part of Louis, changing his sex to female, in order specifically to heterosexualyze his/her reletioship with Lestat. At the time, Rice felt it was the only way to get the film made, and Cher was considered for the part. Brad Pitt got the part
1995 The Bridges of Madison County Cher was considered for the role of "Francesca Johnson". Meryl Streep got the part
1996 Evita Cher was proposed to play "Eva Peron" in the musical. Madonna got the part
1996 Freaky Deaky In early 1996 Barry Cooper with Monte Hellman made a deal with the Japanese company Shochiku. Part of the deal was that Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender would be executive producers of the pictures that Hellman would direct. One of the film was Freaky Deaky, an adaption of the Elmore Leonard's 1988 novel. The cast for the film included Vince Vaughn (as Chris), Cher (as Robin) and Mickey Rourke (as Skip), but due to conflicts the company and the producers team the film never appeared. Project abandoned
2000 Mame ABC in late 2000 confirmed that Cher would star in a TV adaptation of the musical Mame. Film never made
2001 Heartbreakers Originally, Doug Liman was set to direct, with Cher and Jennifer Aniston playing the roles of "Max" and "Page", a film called The Breakers. However, due to the long pre-production stage, both actresses had to bow out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. replaced by Sigourney Weaver
2001 The Enchanted Cottage Since 1992 Cher had plans to direct and star in a remake of the 1945 John Cromwell film, and in 2001 was announced that she was hoping to play opposite Brendan Fraser, but the film never happened. Film never made
2003 In The Pink In December 2003, during an interview Cher announced that was offered a role in a film called In The Pink. Cher was set to star with Britney Spears, Bette Midler, comic Wanda Sykes and Tim Allen as director. The film was written by Simon Beaufoy, who wrote also The Full Monty, for Revolution Studios. The comedy features Allen playing a Texas playboy wealthy exec who loses his job and is forced to sell Mary Kay cosmetics door to door with a group of women. The film was also to start shooting in early 2005, but in March 2005 Midler said that the film had not been put into development. Film never made
2008 The Dark Knight Rises In the summer of 2008 was reported the Cher was set to play Catwoman opposite Christian Bale in the third Batman film from British director Christopher Nolan. A studio executive said also that "Cher is Nolan's first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years." and "The new Catwoman will be the absolute opposite of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry's purring creations." Those rumors were denied on November 3, 2008, when Cher appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Rumours denied
2008 Mamma Mia! In a 2010 red carpet interview at the premiere of Burlesque that she had been offered a part in Mamma Mia! alongside her Silkwood co-star Meryl Streep, but was on the road so could not commit. Could not commit
2008-11 The Drop-out In a 2008 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Cher told DeGeneres that she was to appear in a film with Johnny Knoxville. This did not materialise in 2010 as expected, but during a red carpet interview at the Burlesque premiere, Cher indicated that she and Knoxville were still keen to make the film Status unknown

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