This is definitely one of the best films ever made, in my opinion. And as far as prison films go it’s definitely the best. Here are 12 things we bet you didn’t know about the film! Enjoy 🙂
1. Morgan Freeman’s son makes a cameo.
On the parole paper, that’s not an extra….it’s Morgan’s son! I wondered how they got someone to look so much like him!
2. King never cashed the cheque he got for the movie.
King decided to sell the rights to his novels to Hollywood for a high price. However, Darabont had already impressed the author with his adaptation of King’s “The Woman in the Room.”
3. Freeman suggested Robbins for the role of Andy.
“They said, ‘Well who do you want to play Andy?’” Freeman said. “They gave me a list of names. And I said, ‘That one.’ He’s right for just about anything. There are actors you want to do certain things with, and he’s the guy.”