After Russell Crowe finishes sorting out the Sheriff of Nottingham for Ridley Scott he will be taking on the weighty issues of justice and love for Paul Haggis. The writer/director of “Crash” has been tapped by Lionsgate to helm the drama “The Next Three Days”, with the Oscar-winning Crowe set to star. Find out if Haggis will have Russell back in tights after the jump…
“The Next Three Days” is being adapted by Haggis from the 2008 French film “Pour Elle” – which, my two years of high school French informs me, translates as “for her”. The plot of the original concerned a woman who is accused of a murder she didn’t commit and her husband’s desperate attempts to win her freedom.
Haggis told Variety that his film will ask the question “would you save the woman you loved if you knew that by doing so you would turn into a man that that woman could no longer love.” I’m guessing that Crowe’s answer is gonna be a big “yes” on that. He’s a man of action before all else, the rest he can sort out later.
Filming on “The Next Three Days” is set to begin in September.