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Trivia / Girl with a Pearl Earring

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For the movie:

  • California Doubling: Luxembourg doubled for the Netherlands.
  • Creator-Preferred Adaptation: Tracy Chevalier, author of the book on which the film is based, said she was pleased with the final result.
  • Deleted Role: David Morrissey filmed a subplot as a friend of Vermeer, but all his scenes were deleted.
  • Fake Nationality: The Dutch characters are played by actors using English accents.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The project was greenlit as a vehicle for Ralph Fiennes and Kate Hudson. The latter dropped out because she didn't want to wear a wimple for the role, resulting in the funding being pulled. By the time more money was acquired, the original director Mike Newell had moved onto another project. Ralph Fiennes too had to move onto other projects due to waiting too long.
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    • Kirsten Dunst was the second choice for Griet and was cast. But she dropped out to do Spider-Man (coincidentally taking the role that Kate Hudson turned down).


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