- Playing Against Type:
- Dane Cook, stand-up comedian and comic actor, as the bitter douchebag "Smith", although he made sure to incorporate some of his signature brand of obnoxiousness.
- Also in the case of Danielle Panabaker, an actress mostly known for Disney movies playing a murder suspect.
- To say nothing of Kevin "Field Of Dreams" Costner playing a serial killer!
- Stillborn Franchise: A Mr. Brooks trilogy was planned but the sequels were abandoned despite the film being success.
- What Might Have Been: Uwe Boll was offered the chance to direct the movie by Kevin Costner, but turned it down.
Trivia / Mr. Brooks