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California Doubling: The film takes place in Virginia, but it was shot in Georgia for tax reasons. Completely Different Title: The Russian title of this film translates as "The Drunkest County in the World". Dyeing for Your Art: In a case of another movie affecting this one, Forrest was written to be slimmer. But Tom Hardy had bulked up for and couldn't slim down in time. The Dark Knight Rises Shia Le Beouf gained forty pounds to play Jack. Fake American: Apart from Shia LaBeouf and Jessica Chastain, the main cast are all either British ( Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman) or Australian (Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska). Their accents are all pretty impeccable, though. Hostility on the Set: Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf got into a physical altercation onset. Method Acting: Shia Le Beouf took to drinking Moonshine on set to gain an authentic appearance. He later admitted that his drinking and over-aggressive attitude nearly caused Mia Wasikowska to walk off the film. What Could Have Been: James Franco, Ryan Gosling, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon were originally slated to top line the project together with Shia LaBeouf.