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Shattered Glass

The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.

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Released: Jan 1st, 2003
Budget: N/A
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Rating:
Runtime: 94 Minutes
Genres: Drama / History
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Shattered Glass Main Cast

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Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen
plays Stephen Glass
Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
plays Charles 'Chuck' Lane
Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
plays Caitlin Avey
Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson
plays Andy Fox
Melanie Lynskey
Melanie Lynskey
plays Amy Brand
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Originally, Greg Kinnear was to play Chuck Lane.
  • Melanie Lynskey replaced Maggie Gyllenhaal who was originally cast as Amy Brand but left the project because of scheduling conflicts.
  • Writer/Director Billy Ray first came to this project when HBO, which had optioned a Buzz Bissinger article about the Stephen Glass (II) debacle, hired Ray to adapt the article into a screenplay. While he was writing it, certain HBO executives were fired. By the time he handed in the script, Ray says in an interview, there was a new administration at HBO who "hadn't ordered the script and didn't particularly care about it. So it sat for two years." As he continued writing scripts, he eventually decided "it was time to find out if I was grown up enough to be a director." And he thought that his adaptation of the Bissinger article would be "a good launching point for me because I knew there was nothing in there that was so craft-dependent that my lack of experience was going to hang me." Ray recounts these events in The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Billy Ray (2007) (V).
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): At the end of the film, Stephen Glass and Chuck Lane and their respective lawyers had a meeting to determine which of Glass's articles were fraudulent. In the DVD commentary, both director Billy Ray and the real life Chuck Lane stated that such a meeting did occur, however, neither Glass or Lane attended the meeting, only their lawyers were present.
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