verb (used with object), mis·cast, mis·cast·ing.
Origin of miscast
Examples from the Web for miscast
Roberts is miscast here, never cracking that blockbuster smile and speaking in a terrible Irish accent.Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and More|Marlow Stern|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The vice president has to be himself, not a reprise of a miscast LBJ.
The news got us thinking of other actors who were miscast as famous literary characters in films.
Spaniards have always been miscast as hotheads; they are, in fact, the masters of sang-froid.
Maybe, in her own muddled way, she is at last owning up to the fact that she has been miscast.
Terriss looked all wrong as Orsino; many other people were miscast.The Story of My Life|Ellen Terry
British Dictionary definitions for miscast
verb -casts, -casting or -cast (tr)
- to cast (a role or the roles) in (a play, film, etc) inappropriatelyFalstaff was certainly miscast
- to assign an inappropriate role tohe was miscast as Othello