Initially written by Soderbergh as a mother of two, he changed the part to that of a pregnant woman on Jones's suggestion, to accommodate her own pregnancy.
A reviewer for Variety considered Zeta-Jones to be a standout in her part, but the film received a negative critical reception and earned little at the box office.
Zeta-Jones returned to stage in 2009 with a revival of the musical , which marked her Broadway debut.
Campbell cast her as the leading lady instead of , who was his original choice for the part.
Commercially, The Terminal performed well.
The family lived in until 2009, and as of 2016 , live in rural New York state.