1. CURTIS HANSON WASN’T THE ONLY DIRECTOR CONSIDERED
[Future Slumdog Millionaire director] Danny Boyle was in the early running. He had a cool take, really raw and aggressive. He came to Detroit, but Marshall didn’t connect with him the way he did with Curtis Hanson so we didn’t go with him. We probably reached out to [Quentin Tarantino]—he was so popular then. But looking back, his movies are so stylized; I don’t think that would’ve worked with this subject matter.