Peli says that the dialogue was “herbal” because there has been no real script. Instead, the actors got outlines of the story and cases to improvise, a technique referred to as “retroscripting” utilized in the making of The Blair Witch Project In casting the movie, Peli auditioned “a few hundred people” before at last assembly Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat He initially auditioned them in my opinion and later called them back to audition in combination. Peli was inspired with the chemistry among the actors, saying, “If you saw the footage, you could possibly’ve conception they’d known one another for years. ” During a guest appearance on The Jay Leno Show on November 3, 2009, Sloat and Featherston defined they each saw the casting call on LACasting. Featherston noted they were firstly paid $500 for his or her work. The film was shot out of collection due to Peli’s self-imposed seven-day shooting agenda, though Peli would have preferred the tale unfold for the actors as he had anticipated it.