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  • Filmed in Mallorca.
  • Anne Hathaway said in an interview on Good Morning America (aired on 5/7/19) that she avoided performing a traditional English accent for this film. She said that audiences know she's American and could potentially scoff at her numerous English characters. So, because her character Josephine is a con artist, Hathaway performed as if maybe Josephine is not actually English at all but speaks in an English accent as another con.
  • When Penny first meets Josephine on a train heading for southern France, Josephine is reading the novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon. Alex Sharp, who co-stars in the film, made his Broadway and acting debut in the play that was the based on the novel.
  • Because the film's PG-13 rating was originally an "R," Rebel Wilson had to go out and argue with the board that the film was no raunchier than similar comedies that had received PG-13 ratings featuring male actors. Her efforts prevailed.
  • On the Stephen Colbert show Anne Hathaway revealed that her ad lib line "Well that was unexpected" was based on a time when her father was given the wrong medicine and had to sleep it off in her apartment. He slipped and fell in the bathroom and hit his head. While she was alarmed and asking if he was all right, said "Well that was unexpected."
  • The hotel suite Thomas stays at has a brass plate on the door that says "Suite Caroline".
  • The airport scene is filmed at Farnborough Airport in front of the terminal building.
  • "Easter egg": when Penny is boarding the plane to leave Beaumont-sur-Mer, she is walking alongside two nuns. In Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), Freddy Benson walks alongside two nuns when he is boarding the plane.

Spoilers

  • This is advertised as a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is actually a remake of Bedtime Story (1964) with Marlon Brando, David Niven and Shirley Jones.
  • Alex Gaumond, the actor playing the Waiter on the Train featured at the beginning of the official movie trailer, is an Olivier Award nominated actor who starred in the stage adaptation of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at the Savoy Theatre, in London's West End. In the stage production, he starred opposite Robert Lindsay and played the role of Freddy Benson, which was played by Steve Martin in the original 1988 movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), and by Rebel Wilson in this remake.
  • In this film, Anne Hathaway plays the analogous role to Michael Caine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988). Hathaway previously portrayed Caine's daughter in Interstellar (2014) and also acted alongside him in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
  • You can pinpoint the exact moment both lead actors careers die a painfully slow death... (I'll give you a hint, it's at 0:01). Foreshame all involved in attempting to hold a flame up to the 1988 classic remake FORESHAAAMMEEEE!!!
  • At 1h 9m, Anne Hathaway says "How about a bedtime story?" to Rebel Wilson. This is a nod to Bedtime Story (1964) - one of the movies this movie is a remake of.
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