Trivia for Father Figures
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- First film to be directed by Lawrence Sher.
- Some scenes were filmed at author Emily Giffin's home in Atlanta, GA.
- The original release date for this movie was November 4, 2016. It was later moved to January 27, 2017. Less than a month before its release, Warner Bros. pushed it back once again to December 22, 2017.
- Originally the title of the movie was called "Bastards".
- The release date was changed twice.
- The script was sold less than two days after being pitched, in an impressive 36 hours.
- Paramount Pictures was originally attactched to the project, but they ended up dropping out, sending the script into turnaround and leaving Warner Bros. to release the film.
- Originally titled Bastards but changed to Father Figures in September 2017, just three months before release.
- The original title for the movie was 'B*stards'.
- Owen Wilson and Christopher Walken also starred in Wedding Crashers.
- The cast features two Oscar winners (J.K. Simmons, Christopher Walken) and three Oscar nominees (Glenn Close, Owen Wilson, and June Squibb).
- Although they play twin brothers of the same age, in real-life Owen Wilson is actually 6 years older than Ed Helms.
- An episode of Law Order: Special Victims Unit is shown and factors into the plot. J.K. Simmons has had a recurring role on the show (and others in the franchise) as Dr. Emil Skoda.
- Bill Irwin filmed scenes as Dr. Tinkler, but Christopher Walken took over the role during reshoots.
- Ving Rhames and Christopher Walken previously appeared in "Pulp Fiction" (1994), although not onscreen together.