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  • Self-Adaptation: David Benioff wrote the screenplay based on his own novel.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Six months before the book's publication a preliminary trade copy was circulated which Tobey Maguire read, and he was interested in playing the role of Monty Brogan. He acquired the option for a potential film project and asked Benioff to adapt it into a screenplay. However, after the script was written, Maguire became pre-occupied with Spider-Man and had to abandon the plan, although he would later act as a producer on the film that was made (kind of interesting, as Norton himself would go on to play a Marvel Comics character).
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    • Brittany Murphy was originally lined up to play Mary D'Annunzio but left the project.
    • Alicia Keys was considered for the role of Naturelle.

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