Dennis Quaid, not Russ, in "The Alamo"

Funnily enough, Meg Ryan’s former hubby will get the role originally offered to her former boyfriend. Dennis Quaid has been cast as Sam Houston in "The Alamo", a role originally cast with Russell Crowe. Houston is considered to be among the showiest roles in an ensemble full of flawed characters who prove heroic in the Alamo battle and its aftermath, adds the trade. Houston was an ex-governor of Tennessee who led troops to avenge the Alamo and defeat Mexican leader Santa Ana.