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Trivia / The Brothers Bloom

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  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $20 million. Box office, $3,531,756 (domestic), $5,529,464 (worldwide). Its widest release was in 209 theaters but the critics generally liked it. Rian Johnson had better luck with his next film, Looper.
  • Cast the Runner-Up:
    • Rian Johnson originally had Mark Ruffalo in mind to play the part that Adrien Brody eventually played. It was the two actors themselves that suggested swapping.
    • Johnson had originally asked Ricky Jay to play The Curator, but Jay's schedule didn't allow for that, so Johnson hired Robbie Coltrane for that role instead.
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  • Real-Life Relative: Composer Nathan Johnson is Rian Johnson's cousin.
  • Working Title: Penelope.


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