Originally Posted by Majik1387
It's not as simple as that, a lot of factors(in no order) are taken into account; availability, B.O. draw, chemistry with cast and crew, professionalism, salary, etc.
I don't always believe the "front-runner" part, but I do believe that most actresses mentioned are still in the running, but there is nothing wrong with a studio exploring their options til they find an actress they feel best suits the role.
It is complicated, I agree, and those others are still in the running, but "front runner" implies most likely to get the part, and the person whose, I dunno, availability is in question while other actresses are having meetings for the part is no longer that person, I think.