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A script is written for one star who turns it down, but the film is made anyway.
Gregory Peck said that every romantic comedy script he ever got sent had the fingerprints of Cary Grant on it. The producers had tried for Grant first, and when he turned them down had gone for the next actor down the food chain. This happened for example on "Roman Holiday", which won an academy award for best writing, though not necessarily for best re-writing for recast lead. It's obviously not necessary that the fingerprints of the star are literally on the script! But ideally the star should have really turned down the script, and the film as made should not have made any major adjustments to the recasting. This is not about Development Hell where a lead actor may change several times. The script should have been written with the star in mind, who for whatever reason was not available. This is Trivia, not a trope, except for in-universe examples. Related to What Could Have Been.