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Blake Lively was originally cast in the lead role but the production company that was funding the movie dropped out after learning of her casting only to return after Rooney Mara took over the role from Lively.
Jude Law admitted that he felt insecure as an actor playing the lead role, as it was his first performance in which he was playing a husband and father, as he is in real-life, and his first role where he used his normal accent and did not have any hair or makeup change.
Steven Soderbergh considered casting Lindsay Lohan for the role of Emily and he auditioned her three times. However, producers felt that her ongoing legal issues would disrupt the production process. Rooney Mara was eventually cast for the part.
Rooney Mara dropped out of Zero Dark Thirty (2012) to star in this film.
Reported at the time to be Steven Soderbergh's final film as a director.
Steven Soderbergh claims that one his biggest influences making the movie was the work of Adrian Lyne, especially Fatal Attraction (1987).
Emily Blunt, Olivia Wilde, Imogen Poots, Alice Eve, Amanda Seyfried and Michelle Williams were considered for the lead role, Blake Lively was cast but was later replaced by Rooney Mara.
Justin Timberlake was considered for the role that went to Channing Tatum.
Features two of Steven Soderbergh's third collaborations, one with Catherine Zeta-Jones and one with Channing Tatum.
The poster for the anti-depressant Ablixa at the subway station features British actress Alexa Brown.


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Up to the year 2005, there have been around 68 documented cases of homicidal sleepwalking.

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