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The Door in the Floor (2004) Poster

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The painting of "The Door in the Floor" was actually painted by Jeff Bridges.
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Ben Foster was suppose to play the role of Eddie O'Hare, but gave the role to his brother Jon Foster instead because he thought it was better suited for him.
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Based on the first third of John Irving's novel "A Widow for One Year".
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The deceased Cole boys, Thomas and Timothy, were played by director/screenwriter Tod Williams's cousins Tod Harrison Williams and Carter Williams, and the photographs featured in the film are their actual childhood photos.
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The last minute of the movie was filmed in the United Methodist Church in Pleasantville, NY. The crew built a two story racquetball court in order for Jeff Bridges to open to door in the floor and walk down the stairs.
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The photograph of Marion (Kim Basinger) and the boys' feet was taken the first day of the shoot; the feet belong producer Anne Carey's sons.
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Before Elle Fanning was cast as Ruth Cole, identical twins were initially in mind to be because the director feared that the filming hours would be exhausting for a single four-year-old child, in the end Elle Fanning was cast in the role.
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Madonna, Kristin Scott Thomas, Frances McDormand, Susan Sarandon, Sigourney Weaver, and Michelle Pfeiffer were considered for the role of Marion Cole before Kim Basinger was cast instead.
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