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After writing the Bruce Willis action vehicle Hart’s War, Ray was fortunate enough to hook up with Cruise/Wagner Productions, the company Tom Cruise runs with his former CAA agent Paula Wagner. Impressed by his rewrite of their 2004 serial killer drama Suspect Zero, Cruise/Wagner extricated the Stephen Glass project from HBO on Ray’s behalf and helped set it up as a feature at Lions Gate Films, with first-time director Ray at the helm.
I think a lot of the cast for Shattered Glass comes from having Cruise/Wagner on the title page of the script,” explains Ray during a recent interview in Los Angeles. “When Tom Cruise is one of your executive producers, it just makes the movie sexier. These actors certainly weren’t coming on board because of my wealth of directorial experience. I didn’t have any.”
By the time Ray set about making the film in Montreal, he found himself at the low end of the Cruise/Wagner production slate both in terms of budget and project profile. Executive producers Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner were busy in New Zealand making The Last Samurai, while the film that had brought Ray to their Paramount-based production entity, Suspect Zero, was underway in New Mexico with Aaron Eckhart, Carrie-Anne Moss and Ben Kingsley.
Nevertheless, Cruise and Wagner, who had articulated some strong feelings about the Shattered Glass script beforehand, took receipt of couriered DVD dailies all through production. Once they returned from Down Under, they became even more involved in the film’s post-production process.
“Cruise/Wagner were extremely hands on during post [production],” recalls Ray. “They saw cut after cut after cut of the movie and they were very, very interested in the music selections I was making. They were there for the [soundtrack] mix.