Intended to be directed by Adrian Lyne. Adrian still has a co-writing credit with screenwriter and novelist Tawni O'Dell. Alex Pettyfer was given the opportunity to become a first-time director by the production company.

Andrew Garfield was intended to play the character of Harley until Alex Pettyfer was finally cast.

Directorial debut of Alex Pettyfer.

The novel Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell was first published in 1999.