Miscasting

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MISCASTING. By this term is not understood any pretended miscasting or misvaluing, but simply an error in auditing and numbering. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4128.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Zinaida Mainasheva was woefully miscast in the title role, too con5dent in appearance and harsh of voice to suggest a shy, vulnerable teenage bride.
Martin Lawrence is miscast as the wayward son who returns to the nest and realises that the designer labels and celebrity bling of Los Angeles don't count for squat in his close-knit hometown of Dry Springs.
It's also hard to root for the distracted, selfish Law when he neglects his family for a dispassionate pas de deux with Juliette Binoche (miscast but forceful as a Bosnian refugee).
And the marvelously polished dancing of the SAB students (rehearsed by Olga Kostritzky and Garielle Whittle) put to shame the poorly rehearsed and miscast company production of the Balanchine masterwork Episodes.
If there is a criticism to make of the film, Nicole Kidman is miscast as Ada Monroe and not helped by the script and the director.
A subsequent study by Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury's office found that counties using punch-card ballots had far higher rates of miscast or spoiled ballots than those that used other voting systems.
Miscast as Cassio rather than Iago, Napoles broods over the banker's devotion to a woman who remains indifferent to him.
The film was criticized for being miscast (though I thought both performers had their moments), but for those who know nothing about this scene (like m e), it did serve as a revealing time capsule.
Much of the criticism was directed at the star, the gifted but completely miscast David Shiner, a professional clown and alumnus of the renowned Cirque du Soleil.
Conflict over the presidential election erupted as many residents of -- County, Florida, complained that poorly designed ballots caused them to miscast their votes.