Naved wrote on 14 Feb 2009
Mark Wahlberg reportedly never played the video game as he didn't want to become addicted, and felt the script connected him to the story enough.
James McCaffrey, the voice of Max Payne in the video game franchise, makes a cameo as the FBI agent that Lt. Jim Bravura introduces to the "real" police officer.
The movie was shipped to some theaters under the title "Sour Shoes".
The role of Jason Colvin was originally offered to Tobey Maguire.