Lionsgate has released the first trailer for The Next Three Days, a remake of the French thriller Anything for Her from writer/director Paul Haggis (Crash). Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, and Liam Neeson star in this tale of a man (Crowe) who devises an elaborate plot to break his wife (Banks) out of prison. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everything for the woman he loves.
Never been much of a Haggis fan, but Banks always makes my ears perk up. Neeson seems like savvy casting as well, in the sense that I think of literally no one else who could sell this role now that Sean Connery is more than a decade removed from The Rock.
The Next Three Days hits theaters on November 19th. Click over to Yahoo! for HD.