The Wachowskis wanted Will Smith to play Neo - and Val Kilmer to play Morpheus - but that didn't work so they asked Sandra Bullock but that didn't work and it sounds like we barely got The Matrix at all.

Writer: Jordan Breeding
Czar Of Audio-Visual Activities: Dave Brown
Editor: Peter Kemme

Based on the articles: https://www.cracked.com/article_26208_will-smith-reveals-why-he-didnt-play-neo-in-the-matrix.html

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