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Was the closing film of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. It was screened out-of-competition.
The film's tagline "In Hollywood, everybody can hear you scream" is a play on Alien (1979)'s famous tagline "In space no one can hear you scream."
Though the book "What Just Happened: Bitter Hollywood Tales From the Front Line" is a non-fiction account of Art Linson's experiences as a film producer, Linson chose to adapt it as a work of fiction, taking inspiration from the book.
The reunion between director Barry Levinson and star Robert De Niro eleven years after Wag the Dog (1997) (which also featured a Hollywood producer as a major character) and twelve years after Sleepers (1996).
The subplot involving Bruce Willis refusing to shave his beard for a movie is based on a real life incident writer/producer Art Linson had with Alec Baldwin on the set of The Edge (1997).

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