Before the filming of ‘The Girl from Petrovka’, Anthony Hopkins wanted to read the novel on which the movie was based, but he couldn’t find the book. The disappointed actor was headed home and spotted the forgotten book at the subway station. As you can guess, it was the novel he was looking for, with notes written in the margins. Later Hopkins made acquaintance with George Feifer, the man who wrote the novel. Feifer told Hopkins that he had given the book with notes to the director of the movie, but the director later lost it while riding on the subway.
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