1. - Guillaume Canet, Ensemble c’est tout (Hunting and Gathering), France, 2007. For his penultimate film, writer-producer-director Claude Berri lost his original couple - Rouve and Charlotte Gainsbourg. They became Canet and Audrey Tatou.
2. - Kad Merad, Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, France, 2008. The TV comic followed Daniel Auteuil, Jean Dujardin and José Garcia in refusing the comedy that finally beat the 20-year-old La Grande Vadrouille as the #1 French film of all time - scoring some 20 million tickets - in a matter of months! Will Smith bought the re-make rights.
3. - Kad Merad, RTT, France, 2009. Adventures in handcuffs for Rouve and Sophie Marceau. That was the plan in 2004. Five years on, the scenario was dug up for the so-called hot Merad and Mélanie Laureent.
4. - Pierre-Francois Martin-Laval, Cinèman, France, 2009. Two of director Yann Moix’s support stars from his big hit, Podium, 2004, were due in his second comedy - until The Star and it took a long time to find a new lead. The role intended for Rouve was Douglas Craps. So did the film.