Buster's smooth-talking boss, Loren Jarvon, was another who needed zero thought when it came to casting. I had actually created him years prior, when I was trying to fill out the town with side characters, and I'd been taken by Jude Law's performance in Road to Perdition as a charismatic yet dangerous photographer. When Buster showed up with a story to tell, I knew just who he'd have to grapple with.
From the moment he arrives on the page, Daniel Preston Woolrich has undeniable power to him, a social force that cannot be reckoned with, even though it's clear he shouldn't have it. I wanted an actor who could pull off that power and still inject the right amount of sleaze. When I saw this picture of Robert Downey Jr., I knew I had a winner, and as a bonus, horrible plaid suits became an integral part of Daniel's character.