But Freeman doesn't have a reputation of being a shrimp. Nor did Cross's abilities hinge on physical prowess. To me it's like casting a tub of lard like Kevin James in a martial arts role more suited to Jet Li (unless you're going for comic effect, which I doubt they are.)
- Sammo Hung is the size of Kevin James, but can do action better than 99% of the people out there.
I had a chance to see Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, in person, at the Blade Runner Directors Cut Premiere in Westwood some 20+ years ago. Unless he grew few inches since then, there's no way he's 5''7"; Nicole was a head taller.