Are we in for another seriously dramatic Russell Crowe film? According to THR, the actor’s next project The Next Three Days may have all the makings of an epic drama. Crowe is in final negotiations to star in the film, which will be directed by writer-director Paul Haggis. The two Oscar winners will team up for the feature that will be produced and distributed by Lionsgate, the same company that backed Haggis’ 2004 effort Crash.
The story of The Next Three Days centers on a husband and wife who are put in a horrible situation that places the wife in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Her husband must race against the clock to get her out, and find the real killer. The film is a remake (no surprise there) of 2008 French film Pour Elle, which was written and directed by Fred Cavaye. Lionsgate bought the rights to Three Days via Wild Bunch and Fidelite Films back in June.
At the moment Crowe is busy filming his role as Robin Hood in the untitled Ridley Scott film. He last starred in the political thriller State of Play opposite Rachel McAdams. Everyone knows that Paul Haggis is the king off over the top drama and suspense,which are two things this actor is very good at. I miss Gladiator Russell Crowe, but then again don’t we all?
What do you think about Russell and Paul teaming up for The Next Three Days?