MOVIE OF THE WEEK *** UNFAITHFUL *** MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Unfaithful 2002

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling
Director: Adrian Lyne
Writers: Claude Chabrol (film "La Femme infidèle"
Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez

George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Robert Redford, John Travolta and Bruce Willis were offered the role of Edward
Brad Pitt and Ryan Phillippe were offered the role of Paul. However during pre-production, the producers decided that Paul be French rather than American, so Olivier Martinez received the part
Meg Ryan was the original choice to play Connie, but Alyssa Milano was cast. After she was forced to turn the role down due to her commitment to the TV series Charmed (1998), these actresses were offered the role (and they turned it down too): Jodie Foster (she chose to star in Panic Room (2002)); Kristin Davis (she had a commitment to the TV series Sex and the City (1998)); Portia de Rossi; Kyra Sedgwick; Brooke Shields; Hilary Swank; Kate Winslet Also, Tori Spelling was briefly considered for the role. Even though Josie Davis and Angelina Jolie auditioned for the role, they lost out to Diane Lane. Reportedly, Jennifer Jason Leigh wanted the role too, but this time, it was Adrian Lyne who turned an actress down
Jennifer Lopez auditioned for the role of Connie and said she was disappointed not to get it
The only American remake of a Claude Chabrol film

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