SCREEN GEM: Runaway Jury (2003)
John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, ...

Great role: Rachel Weisz in ”Runaway Jury”

PREMISE Nick (John Cusack, left), a juror in a high-profile gun liability lawsuit, conspires with his lover, outsider Marlee (Weisz, right), to sell the jury’s verdict to the highest bidder.

FUN FACT Weisz won the role over such reported aspirants as Naomi Watts, Jennifer Connelly, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

WHY IT’S GREAT As in The Constant Gardener, Weisz convinces as a passionate, resourceful woman with mysterious motives.