Studio: Sony Pictures
Cast: Kathy Baker as Mrs. Burden, Talia Balsam as Lucy Stark, Paul Ben-Victor as Lucas, Travis Champagne as Tom Stark, Patricia Clarkson as Sadie Burke, Benjamin Clement as River P&G Clerk, Carrie ‘CeCe’ Cline as Ginny Willerson, Robert Collier as Governor Joel Stanton, Joshua Davis as Young Jack, Matthew Dufour as Night club patron, Kevin Dunn, Carol Dupuy as Senator’s Wife, Louis Dupuy as La State Senator, Brian Edwards as State Senator, Andy Evans as Reporter, Brad Froman as Senator, Connor Fux as Tennis Boy, James Gandolfini as Tiny Duffy, Jackie Earle Haley as Sugar Boy, Bruce Heinrich as Jack’s Father, Anthony Hopkins as Judge Irwin, Arden James as Marian, Jude Law as Jack Burden, Elton LeBlanc as News Reporter, Paydin LoPachin as Tennis Girl, John Lovett as Doc, Glenn Morshower as Dolph Pilser, Sean Penn as Willie Stark, Benjamin Plaut as Reporter, Johnny Rock as Gangster, Stephen Rue as Senator, Mark Ruffalo as Adam Stanton, Ty Simpkins as Jack (age 4), Gary Michael Smith as Businessman, Valerie Stodghill as Miss Dumonde, Ramona Tyler as Clinic nurse, Robert James Wilson as Night Club Patron and Kate Winslet as Anne Stanton
Crew: Steven Zaillian (director, producer and screenwriter); Robert Penn Warren (based on his novel); Ken Lemberger, Mike Medavoy and Arnold Messer (producers); James Carville, Andreas Grosch, Michael Hausman, Todd Phillips, Andreas Schmid and David Thwaites (executive producers)
Based on a Robert Penn Warren novel. The film is centered on the life of populist Southerner Willie Stark (played by Sean Penn), a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.
Production Company: Columbia Pictures / Phoenix Pictures / AKM Productions / VIP Medienfonds
Time brings all things to light.
Release Dates: SEPTEMBER 22, 2006
Film Fetish trivia:
Meryl Streep was originally cast as Sadie Burke, but had to back out due to schedule conflicts.