She was considered for the female lead.
Judy Davis was portraying the character of Buffy Fisher, the wife of Harry (Jonathan Pryce). The film was never completed due to the death of River Phoenix.
According to director Sydney Pollack, Davis was considered for the role of Karen Blixen.
Davis was the first choice for the Rachel Ward role.
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