Catherine Zeta Jones was set to play Claudia but dropped out during negociations. Jones wanted the part enlarged. when Marshall refused, Jones left the project. Before Nicole Kidman was cast, immediately after Catherine Zeta jones turned down the part, both Juliette Binoche and Demi Moore were auditionned for the part. Even actresses Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow Were Considered for that part.