olivia wilde joins the next three days

Tron Legacy co-star Olivia Wilde has booked a new gig, and it’s with award winning director Paul Haggis. According to THR, Wilde has signed on to star in the upcoming thriller, The Next Three Days. The film is headlined by Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks, with Brian Dennehy, Ty Simpkins, and the RZA in supporting roles.

Wilde won’t be the only newbie to the cast as Jonathan Tucker has also recently signed on for a role in the film. 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 exonerate her and find the real killer. Wilde will star as a young mother who befriends the husband, while Tucker will play a street thug who runs a meth lab.

Production on the film begins next week in Pittsburgh. The cast has significantly grown within the past two weeks, so I wouldn’t be surprised if another casting announcement was made sometime soon. This movie has all the makings of a successful dramatic thriller.

What do you think about Olivia Wilde and Jonathan Tucker joining the cast of The Next Three Days?