One more bit of trivia regarding the film--
It was being filmed in New Orleans the same time as the 2006 Mark
Twain/American Humor Studies Conference (held there in New Orleans).
The day after the conference, my wife and I were touring the Garden
District. We came across a closed-for-filming street, and I had to
inquire. Turns out it was the _Benjamin_ film. Though we didn't see
Brad Pitt there, despite my wife's best efforts to locate him.
Matthew D. Klauza