Updated November 14, 2005

DERAILED presented by
The Weinstein Company

DERAILED is a suspense thriller about ad exec and family man Charles Schine (Clive Owen) who meets business woman, Lucinda (Jennifer Aniston), on the commuter train to Chicago.  Flirtation quickly escalates, but their fling turns dangerous when a violent criminal, LaRoche (Vincent Cassel), blackmails them, promising to reveal their indiscretion and threatening their families if they to not pay him.  With their lives thrown terrifyingly off-course, they must figure out how to turn the tables on LaRoche and save their families.

Information thanks to Deep Focus Entertainment

Images HERE ... The Trailer is now on line

Instead of posting links to more reviews for Derailed, we can check them all out at Rotten Tomatoes

NEWS (Click HERE to see the latest)

8/21 - The NY Daily News - Derailed - Adapted from James Siegel's heralded first novel, this thriller stars Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston as illicit Manhattan lovers trying to outwit a violent blackmailer who is much smarter than they are. With Vincent Cassel, Melissa George, RZA, Tom Conti, Xzibit, Giancarlo Esposito.

Opens November 11, 2005 in the USA

Film Jerk on the book into film
The Guardian: James Siegel's favourite thrillers
Book Browse - interview with James Siegel
Derailed at the IMdb
Mikael Håfström page at the IMdb

A Weinstein Company Production

Clive Owen .... Charles Schine
Jennifer Aniston .... Lucinda Harris
Vincent Cassel .... Phillipe
Melissa George .... Deanna Schine
RZA .... Winston Boyko
Tom Conti .... Elliot
Xzibit .... Dexter
Giancarlo Esposito .... Detective Church
David Morrissey .... Sam
Rachel Blake .... Susan
Georgina Chapman .... Candy
David Oyelowo .... Patrol Officer
Mel Raido .... Business Executive
Dennis O'Hare .... Jerry
Sandra Bee .... Conductor

Directed by : Mikael Hafstrom
Written by: Stuart Beattie


At movieweb.com, the production notes for Derailed. Thanks, Dawn

Derailed-related in depth interview with Clive at The CinemaSource.com - with pictures.

11/11/05 - The NY Times Derailed review by Manohla Dargis (Not good for the film, good for Clive!): Excerpt: "...As is often the case, Mr. Owen possesses every scene he plays, and his intensity helps anchor even the most implausible action. This remains true even when Charles repeatedly gets put through the wringer by Mr. Cassel's baddie, a creep whose flamboyant villainy, French accent and goatee all offer obvious clues as to his future. As he proved in "Ocean's Twelve," Mr. Cassel possesses some spectacular physical moves, but Mr. Owen looks as if he could wipe the floor and probably his nose with him, just as he did with Jude Law in "Closer." Some actors pass through movies as lightly as dust motes, and others slide off the screen, while still others, like Mr. Owen, seem as present and weighty as the person in the next seat. He holds us even as everything around him melts into..." (Free registraion required to read the whole review - recommended)- Thanks, Steph

EW: Their cheatin' hearts - Thanks, Pam

11/9/05 - The SF Weekly: Derailed Review -- Clive Owen gets pushed to his limits, right along with the audience -- "...For Owen, Derailed doesn't put as much meat on the plate as he got with Closer or even Sin City, but he's always interesting to watch, especially when his nose is broken and he's carrying a briefcase stuffed with a hundred thousand bucks."

The Village Voice on Derailed: "...That said, as the harried adman whose hormone-spurred bad judgment leads down a nightmare rabbit hole, Clive Owen proves he can just about save anything. His hangdog virility in Closer provided the heft and hurt that made the otherwise mannered roundelay seem credible. Here, he smolderingly complicates the moldy Fatal Attraction morality tale we've seen so many times before."

Coming Soon!: Interview with Vincent Cassel - Thanks, Steph

From Steph: At Moviefone, they have a very interesting Q&A video clip with interviews of Clive, Jennifer and Vince.

As the reviews for Derailed start to come in from the media, will you send me the links?

Clive and Aniston in the Chicago Tribune. "...It's very reactive," said the fashionably unshaven Owen, 41, who is married to actress Sarah-Jane Fenton. "You're not driving the story. It's coming at you, really. It's about finding different ways of demonstrating that level of stress, because otherwise it can get very boring. I just relished the challenge of putting people into the nightmare." - Thanks, Steph

Part of the full page ad in the NY Times today (11/6) for Derailed

The SF Gate: Back on track -- "If this interview were an episode of "Friends," it might be called "The One With Clive Owen." - Thanks, Dawn

The Hollywood Reporter review of Derailed - "...Part of the problem is in the casting of its two dependable leads who both bring very specific qualities to the table -- a fundamental decency with Aniston and a soulful melancholy with Owen -- and those attributes simply don't serve this type of story effectively. Their relationship never achieves that pulpy, darkly driven passionate intensity required to command an equally pounding punishment." -- Thanks, John

Movie.com has the Derailed trailer and clips - Thanks, Steph

Here is one from Rolling Stone (not too favorable)

The Star - Canada: Jennifer --- Owen was similarly complimentary. "I was thrilled when Mikael said he was going after Jenny for the part," he says. "I am always a huge fan of the ones that make it look easy. I think Jennifer is as good as it gets and it's not easy and she makes it look easy and she's so brilliant." - Thanks, Steph

Joint interview in EW: ..."Clive, between Closer, Sin City, and now this, it's been a dark period for you. And yet you're a big fan of Adaptation. Would you be interested in doing a lighter film? -- OWEN Of course, it's just that I've never [been offered] a light, frothy film that I saw the point in doing. It's hard to write really good comedy. I read a lot of scripts that I just don't find very funny." - Thanks, Steph

Clive at the 10/30 premiere of Derailed - Thanks to Steph and the fans at the Murphsplace Forum

From Sue: All times are EST -- Behind the Scenes: Derailed - Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston star in "Derailed.'' 30 minutes-

Thu  Nov 10  08:30A on E! Entertainment TV
Thu  Nov 10  02:30P on E! Entertainment TV
Fri  Nov 11  03:30A on E! Entertainment TV
Fri  Nov 11  08:00A on E! Entertainment TV
Fri  Nov 11  02:00P on E! Entertainment TV
Sat  Nov 12  07:00A on E! Entertainment TV

Making Of: Derailed - Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston star in "Derailed.''. 15 minutes- (CC)

Sat  Nov  5  11:00A on Bravo
Sun  Nov  6  11:00A on Bravo
Tue  Nov  8  03:00P on Bravo
Sat  Nov 12  11:00A on Bravo

Due to breaking TV news, this show has been postponed. A new date will be chosen soon -- SPECIAL NEWS --- Watch Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen on CNN's Larry King Live on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 9 p.m. EST. For more information, please visit Larry King Live

10/16/05 - New Trailer at the new official web site for Derailed. Looks like a good one!!! - Thanks, Ing

A neat report on a Derailed shoot at the Live Journal - heathey: CliveWatch 2004

9/14/05 - More on the Derailed trailer at the IMDb message board for the film

East Valley Tribune (Arizona): "Fall movie audiences also will witness the U.S. debuts of two highly touted imports: Swedish suspense specialist Mikael Hafstrom and Australian critical darling Cate Shortland. Hafstrom’s "Derailed" (Oct. 21) is an erotic thriller about two married business executives (Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston) and the ruthless blackmailer (Vincent Cassel) who threatens to expose their love affair." [ed note - that opening date is incorrect. See news below from Box Office Mojo]

Box Office Mojo says the opening date of Derailed has been pushed back to November 11! - Thanks, Steph

NEW - Thanks to Rachel for the info and Ing for the scan at the Murphsplace forum -- from EW Magazine 8/19/05:

IMDb message board for Derailed (Some spoilers)

5/25/05 - Variety: The Weinstein Co. has put dates to its slate. "Derailed," bowing Oct. 21, will be the first of six films skedded for release before the end of the year. In addition, Bob and Harvey Weinstein said they are planning eight launches for 2006 including "Grind House," for which Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez each will direct a 60-minute horror tale.

4/8/05 - The Independent UK: Article on Melissa George -- "George's rise to success doesn't stop with Amityville. She will next be seen alongside Clive Owen in the crime thriller Derailed, a book adaptation, which she filmed back-to-back with Amityville. "As soon as I wrapped Amityville I went to London and worked for seven weeks with Clive there. It's a story about a husband and wife, played by Clive and myself, and we have a lot of secrets. One day he catches a train to work, hence the title Derailed, and many turns of events occur after that. "It was the most amazing experience as an actress. Clive's so funny and down-to-earth, and you're working with one of the best actors in cinema today and he has a great time with it and doesn't take it all too seriously." Thanks, Daniela

Above: From the Oscar issue of People Magazine - Thanks to Splat at the Forum

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From People Magazine 12/4/04. Click on image for whole article. Thanks to Hard Candy at the Murphsplace Forum - and Steph

News on Derailed at the Murphsplace Forum. More casting and extra report from the IMdb -- Thanks, Steph

Extra request - Thanks to Karen

10/31/04 -- Chicago Herald News: Casting tough bucks -- Prisoners wanted: Men show up in droves to be extras in film "Derailed"

10/24/04 - The Herald News - chicagonews.com: Film scenes planned for old Joliet prison

Vincent CasselVariety: French thesp Vincent Cassel will star opposite Jennifer Aniston (news) and Clive Owen in "Derailed," the Miramax adaptation of the James Siegel novel to be directed by Mikael Hafstrom ("Evil").

Melissa George joins the Derailed cast as Clive's wife. Thanks, Isobel

8/28/04 - Re Derailed: "Joliet Prison Stars in Another Movie" Thanks, Steph

8/4/04 - The AAP in an article on screenwriter Stuart Beattie: "...He recently finished the script for producer Sam Raimi's new horror film 30 Days of Night and was hired to turn James Siegel's novel Derailed into a film starring Jennifer Aniston. Derailed, a drama/thriller, begins shooting next month."

7/26/04 - Contact Music: Aniston set for the most harrowing role yet - Thanks, isbound2004 at Murph's Forum

7/23/04 - The Hollywood Reporter -- Miramax puts Aniston on track for 'Derailed' pic - By Liza Foreman: "Jennifer Aniston is about to get "Derailed." The actress will star opposite Clive Owen in the Miramax Films feature based on James Siegel's best-selling novel. Lorenzo di Bonaventura produces. The film will mark Academy Award winning director Mikael Hafstrom's English-language directorial debut. Based on a script by "Collateral" scribe Stuart Beattie, "Derailed" revolves around a married advertising executive whose life takes an unpredictable turn when he misses his train to work. Production is scheduled to begin in the fall in London and Chicago. Executive vp production Jon Gordon and senior vp creative affairs Jennifer Wachtell will oversee the production on behalf of Miramax. The deal was negotiated for Miramax by executive vp business affairs Steve Hutensky and senior vp business and legal affairs Barry Littman. CAA negotiated on behalf of Aniston." Thanks, Jannie

From Paula: "According to an item in the Chicago Tribune (July 19), Clive Owen will be in Chicago filming 'Derailed' for four weeks in September. The action will take place at Union Station."

7/6/04 - The Chicago Sun-Times: Clive Owen to get 'Derailed' -- and end up in Chicago

Boston.com: "ON TRACK: Clive Owen will star in "Derailed," to be directed by Mikael Hafstrom, who makes his English-language debut. The film is a thriller that centers on an advertising executive whose life takes an unpredictable turn when he misses his morning train to the office. Stuart Beattie ("Collateral") adapted the screenplay from James Siegel's novel. Owen stars next in "King Arthur," opening in July, and in "Closer," scheduled for December." Thanks Paul

From Donna via Z Review: "Thursday 22nd April 2004: Derailed Update: Brit Clive Owen has joined Derailed for Miramax Films and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Director Mikael Hafstrom is attached to the thriller in which the life of an advertising executive takes an unpredictable turn when he misses his morning train to the office. Stuart Beattie has adapted the James Siegel book." (From Amazon ...The buzz is warranted: this story of a middle-class professional whose life goes incredibly, criminally awry is one of the most exciting thrillers in years.)

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