Release date: November 22, 2006 (USA)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Music composed by: Clint Mansell
MPAA rating: PG-13
Screenplay: Darren Aronofsky
The Fountain is an American romantic drama movie that has been directed by Darren Aronofsky and produced by Eric Watson. The star cast of the movie features actors like Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in the leading roles. There are three story lines that run in the movie simultaneously. The budget of the movie was set around 70 million USD in the beginning and it was to be directed with actors like Brad Pitt and Kate Blanchett. However, Brad Pitt withdrew from the movie citing personal reasons. The production of the movie shut down due to the over cost patterns and it forced the director to jot down the script again. Finally, the movie was released with the budget of 35 million USD with actors like Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. The sequences of the film were shot in Montreal. It was released on 22 November 2006 in the US and Canada. The critical response for the film was mixed but it received a cult following afterwards. However, the roles played by Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz were appreciated by the audience and the critics alike.