Following Elisabeth Shue stepping down from "The Number 23" due to the fact that she's pregnant, Virginia Madsen is currently in talks to secure her role. If only the deal is reached, the actress will then play the role of Jim Carrey's wife in the psychological thriller from director Joel Schumacher.
New Line Cinema reportedly has previously talked to Aussie actress Nicole Kidman to replace Shue. Unfortunately, a deal was never reached because of scheduling conflicts. Thus, with Madsen concerns to star in, the film will keep its shooting schedule still for Monday Jan 23rd in Los Angeles.