On Tuesday, 17 July 2001, the British Press Association website, Ananova, published the following story:
Sean Bean is set to co-star with Tom Sizemore in the new thriller Fear The X.
The film will be the English language debut for Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn and will be shot on location in Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro in November.
The story focuses on a security guard played by Sizemore who follows his wife's killer to Brazil.
The Ananova story was subsequently picked up by several other news outlets.
That same day a reliable source stated the story was not true.
Followup March 5/02:
The website In Hollywood reported that Sean was committed to the production as of Februrary 25, 2002.
However, it's still not true.
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