In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a blockbuster that needed a late casting change, and an indie success that struggled to get actors interested.

Maverick at one stage interested the likes of Paul Newman and Meg Ryan. And when it did get filming, the first half hour was pretty much dropped months before release.

On the other hand, Secretary spent pretty much a year in limbo as high profile actors were put off my its subject matter – and eventual co-lead James Spader turned it down originally too.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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