Bloom and his brother Stephen are renowned confidence men, carrying out elaborate cons with the help of their Japanese partner, Bang Bang. Bloom wants out of the game but gets roped in by his brother for one last job. The only danger is if he actually falls for their mark.
Rachel Weisz was the first actor to sign on to the film.
Early in the film, the character Charleston says, "The man named Charleston you met nine months and a thousand years ago at the hotel bar in Jodhpur is dead..." Later Stephen says he stole that from Kipling, to which Bloom replies that he didn't. The line, "The same and not the same - who sat beside you in the first class carriage on the train to Marwar Junction; three summers and a thousand years ago..." appears in this film adaptation, not the novel by Kipling on which it was based.
I don't like to make a blanket statement about an entire country, but Mexico is a horrible place.