FILM 1415: SUSPECT ZERO
TRIVIA: Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise and Ben Affleck were all said to have expressed interest in appearing in the project in the late 1990s. Cruise eventually took up a position as producer on the project instead, but he asked to have his name removed from the credits just prior to release.
The movie was funded in conjunction with New Mexico's Film Investment Program.
The original 1995 draft by Zak Penn circulated around Hollywood for seven years before finally being made. After several drafts were rejected, the original draft, with several revisions by Billy Ray, was used for shooting.
Richard Friedenberg, Ben Affleck, and Paul Schrader all worked on rewriting the script before Billy Ray.