uproduced movies

Cleopatra (1963) by J. L. Mankiewicz. Role eventually went to Elizabeth Taylor.

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) by G. Stevens. Audrey said that participating in the film would bring back too many painful memories for her.

No Bail for the Judge by A. Hitchcock. Hepburn turned down the proposition because of the rape scene. The film was never produced and Hitchock made "Psycho".

A Taste of Honey (1961) by T. Richardson. American producers wanted her in the movie, but Richardson decided to do the film with unknown Rita Tushingham.

The Turning Point (1977) by H. Ross. Role went to Anne Bancroft.

The Exorcist (1973) by W. Friedkin. Audrey would only agree to star if the film were made in Rome. Both Friedkin and writer William Peter Blatty rejected the proposal. Role went to Ellen Burstyn.

West Side Story (1961) by J. Robbins and R. Wise. Directors wanted Hepburn in the film, but actress had to turned it down, because she was pregnant with her first son. Natalie Wood was cast.

Spartacus (1960) by S. Kubrick. Since Audrey was Kubrick's favourite actress, he wanted her to star in this movie. Nothing of this eventually worked out and the role went to Jean Simmons.

The Sound of Music (1965) by R. Wise. Hepburn turned down the role. Julie Andrews was cas instead.

Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (1974) by L. Visconti. Audrey turned it down, because she felt that the role was far away from her image.

Quo Vadis (1951) by M. LeRoy. Alec Guinness recommended Audrey, as he loved her in "The Lavender Hill Mob", but director wanted someone more popular. Deborah Kerr got the part.

Summer and Smoke (1961) by P. Glenville. Director at first wanted to cast Hepburn, but then decided to go with Geraldine Page.

Gigi (1958) by V. Minnelli. Audrey Hepburn was the first choice to play Gigi since she had played the role on stage in 1952, but she was making "Funny Face" at the time and declined. The role went to Leslie Caron.

South Pacific (1958) by J. Logan. Audrey was one of many actresses considered for the role, but she refused. Mitzi Gaynor got the part.

The Pink Panther (1963) by B. Edwards. Director wanted Hepburn as Princess Dala. Finally the role went to Claudia Cardinale.

Ondine by M. Ferrer. Ferrer wanted too much of control about making this project and the movie never was filmed.

Richard's Things (1980) by A. Harvey. Audrey was considered in the role of lesbian woman - Kate Morris, but she declined. In the movie starred Liv Ullman.

Sayonara (1957) by J. Logan. Audrey turned down the director's proposition to star in this movie. Miiko Taka got the part.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) by R. Neame. 20th Century Fox wanted Hepburn to act in this movie. The role was finally played by Maggie Smith.

The Miracle Worker (1962) by A. Penn. Director didn't want Hepburn in his movie, so the role went to Anne Bancroft.

Mayerling (1968) by T. Young. Hepburn and Ferrer were planned for this movie, since they appeared in tv version of the film. Because of their divorce, roles went to Omar Sharif and Catherine Deneuve.

Lumiere (1976) by J. Moreau. Moreau wrote a screenplay with Hepburn in her mind, but actress declined because of making in that time "Robin and Marian". The role went to Lucia Bose.

Out of Africa (1985) by S. Pollack. Audrey turned down the proposition.

Napoleon by S. Kubrick. Director wanted Hepburn in the main part, but since she declined, project was never filmed.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) by H. Ross. Because of succes of "How to Steal a Million", Hepburn and O'Toole were considered for the main parts in this movie. Audrey, as well as director, thought it was a bad choice.

Giant (1956) by G. Stevens. Audrey was considered for the main part, but then producers decided to do the movie with Elizabeth Taylor.

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967) by A. Varda and J. Demy. Demy wanted Audrey and Brigitte Bardot to play sisters in the movie. Finally in the film appeared real-life sisters - Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac.

House of Mist. Hal Wallis bought the rights to the book by M. L. Bombal, with Audrey in his mind in the main role. Bombal however was against this idea and the movie was never filmed.

Hawaii (1966) by G. R. Hill. Hepburn was about to appear in the main role, but she couldn't get along with producers about her salary. In the movie starred Julie Andrews.

Darling Lili (1970) by B. Edwards. Director wanted Audrey to play the main character. Part went to Julie Andrews.

The Collector (1965) by W. Wyler. Director wanted to do another movie with Audrey and offered her the main part. Nothing of this worked out and in the movie appeared Samantha Eggar.

Ferdinand and Isabella by M. Ferrer. Hepburn was supposed to play queen Isabel in her husband's project. Nothing of this worked out because of financial problems.

Father Goose (1964) by R. Nelson. Cary Grant wanted Audrey Hepburn to play Catherine, but she was already committed to "My Fair Lady". In the film starred Leslie Caron.

Doctor Zhivago (1965) by D. Lean. Director wanted Audrey to star in this movie, but she was afraid of his bad temper and declined. The role went to Geraldine Chaplin.

40 Carats (1973) by M. Katselas. Audrey thought she was too old for the role and turned it down. Liv Ullman was cast instead.

The Birds (1963) by A. Hitchock. Director and co-writer, thought that Audrey would be perfect for the role. In the end however they decided to do the movie with Tippi Hedren.

Bonjour Tristesse (1958) by O. Preminger. Director wanted Hepburn in the role of Cecile. Actress however lost the part to Jean Seberg.

A Bridge Too Far (1977) by R. Attenborough. Audrey Hepburn were originally cast to play Kate Ter Horst repectively. But she was dropped when Hepburn's asking salary price was too high. Liv Ullman got the part.

The Brothers Karamazov (1958) by R. Brooks. MGM wanted Audrey to star in this movie in the main part. Paramount however hadn't agreed for this and the role went to Claire Bloom.

The Cardinal (1963) by O. Preminger. Director wanted Hepburn in this movie, but actress declined.

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) by F. J. Schaffner.

The Turning Point (1977) by H. Ross.

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