Updated November 10, 2010
Russell Crowe - John Brennan
Elizabeth Banks - Lara Brennan
Watch the trailer for the French version of the film - Pour Elle (Anything For Her) - HERE
What if you had 72 hours to save everything that you live for...
11/10/2010 - My report on the NYC premiere and the after party
11/3/2010 - Russell on way to NYC for Haggis fund raiser
10/22/2010: From Ismail: Here's the french poster for TN3D
9/28/2010 - New poster above - Thanks, Mary Anne
9/2/10: Official Next Three Days Site updated - Thanks, Ismail
9/1/10: MSN Movies - Poster for TN3D
8/17/10 - From Andy at GQ Magazine UK: Some unpublished quotes from Russell about his new film that I thought you might enjoy -- Russell Crowe in The Next Three Days - "I have seen Pour Elle, but this script is not a copy of that. There is a core narrative that's on the same basis but this is in no way someone's copy. It is such a taut, page-turning script. Bang, bang, bang: great scene after great scene. If we manage to do it right, it's so much about hope. It's so full of life pressing down but is about following your heart and doing the thing you believe in. That core question is fucking outrageous: you love a woman but if you do what is best for her, you become someone she cannot truly love. Bring it on!"
At the IMDb, first still from TN3D - Thanks, Ismail
8/13/10: Yahoo: The trailer for The Next Three Days - Lionsgate has released the trailer, via Yahoo, for THE NEXT THREE DAYS, a thriller directed by Paul Haggis (Crash), starring Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, and Olivia Wilde. Based on an English remake of the 2008 French film Pour Elle directed by Fred Fred Cavayé - Thanks, Steph, Ismail
5/27/10: There is a new page for pre-release screening reports from fans HERE
3/11/10: Ace Show Biz: ... In the meantime, another studio Lionsgate Films has set release date for two of their movies, "Buried" and "The Next Three Days".... Meanwhile, the Russell Crowe-starring thriller which is directed, written and produced by Paul Haggis will be unleashed on November 19 (2010). - Thanks, Allison, Cindy
2/25/10: The SMH: Universal Language -- This year's French Film Festival is brimming with drama. By Garry Maddox. -- As a former photographer, Fred Cavaye could not have expected too much for his first film. But the pulsating French thriller Anything for Her had barely left cinemas when it was remade by some of the biggest names in Hollywood...The original has Vincent Lindon, a hangdog everyman actor, playing a schoolteacher so desperate after seeing his wife wrongly convicted of murder that he schemes to break her out of jail. The Oscar-winning director of Crash, Paul Haggis, has re-shot it as The Next Three Days, starring Russell Crowe. - Thanks, Steph
12/3/09 - The PittsburghChannel.com: Russell Crowe Digs Pittsburgh Sights, Sports (With video) - Thanks, Maria (A video Also at KDKA TV - 9 more days of shooting) - Listen to Guy Mitchell's 1950's hit, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania HERE - Thanks, all, for the links to Russell's video.
10/4/09 - Variety: Great news!!! - Liam Neeson has joined “The Next Three Days,” the Paul Haggis-directed thriller for Lionsgate. The picture began photography last Friday, with Russell Crowe playing a teacher whose wife (Elizabeth Banks) is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn’t commit. Several years of incarceration leaves her suicidal and he plots to break her out. Neeson plays an ex-con who has broken out of jail multiple times, has written a book about it, and shows the teacher how it's done. Brian Dennehy, Lennie James, Olivia Wilde, Aisha Hinds (“True Blood”), Daniel Stern and RZA also star in Haggis’s first film for Lionsgate since “Crash.” Haggis wrote the script, which is based on the 2008 French film “Pour Elle.” - Thanks, Maria [Ed Note: If you want to see the original you can pre-order it from Amazon UK - Title "Anything For Her." It should be available in late October]
9/29/09 - GQ: Why We're wild about Olivia Wilde (TNTD)
9/23/09 - Elizabeth Banks Blog: "...I'll be playing a convicted murderess opposite Russell Crowe in Paul Haggis's new film. He did "Crash". Psyched to be back in Pittsburgh where we shot Zach & Miri Make a Porno. Thanks Rain, for coming down to welcome me, remind me just where I'm at and which season I'm entering. Just so I won't be confused with my home in LA where it's sunny and 90 degrees." - Thanks, Maria
9/22/09 - The Daily Telegraph: Russell Crowe is on the road again - Thanks, Maria
8/29/09 - The IMDb: Three Days message board - A poster says Brian Dennehy might play Russell's father, great if true.
8/27/09 - The Lease Up: According to Keezer, Unstoppable, which begins filming next week, will soon be joined by two other high-profile film projects in Pittsburgh. Love and Other Drugs, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, begins shooting at the end of September, and Next Three Days, starring Russell Crowe and directed by Paul Haggis, begins filming in October. But if Pennsylvania lawmakers don't come to an agreement on the budget soon, ambitious projects like these could be taken elsewhere. Last week, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan moved production of his supernatural thriller Devilfrom Philadelphia to Canada due to the budget impasse's potential effect on the film tax credit. - Thanks, Maria
8/25/09 - The Hollywood Reporter: Elizabeth Banks picks 'Next' project - Joins Paul Haggis suspense drama. Banks will play the lead role of Laura, a woman who is imprisoned for a murder she claims she didn't commit, as her husband, the recently cast Russell Crowe, desperately tries to vindicate her. - Thanks, Steph
8/7/09 - LA Productions listings: NEW The Next Three Days (Drama). Russell Crowe stars as John Brennon, a married man whose relationship and life are tested when his wife is imprisoned for murder. Written and directed by Paul Haggis. Casting: Randi Hiller, Randi Hiller Casting, 721-1/2 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069. Shoots late September. - Thanks, Allison, Steph
8/4/09 - LA Times: Lionsgate gambles on Russell Crowe/Paul Haggis project -- The actor and director's erratic track records don't faze the studio, which has had success with both men. - Thansks, Allison
8/1/09 - The LA Times: Lionsgate's new gamble: Russell Crowe teams up with Paul Haggis - "...So it seemed intriguing to me to read that Lionsgate, which has largely been focusing lately on genre thrillers and horror movies (along with its Tyler Perry films), was willing to greenlight a movie that looked exactly like the kind of picture that Hollywood studios shun these days: a serious character-driven drama. After all, it was Haggis himself who called the picture an exploration of the deeper themes of faith and belief, describing the deeper theme thusly: "Would you save the woman you loved if you knew that by doing so, you would turn into a man that a woman could no longer love?" (Sounds like something Graham Greene might write.)" - Thanks, Steph
7/31/09 - freep.com: Lloyd Carr, keeping busy, expects exciting season - .... But first, he had to answer a text message from an old friend -- actor Russell Crowe. Crowe needed Carr's help in finding temporary housing in Pittsburgh, where he's scheduled to star in a film this fall. - Thanks, Maria
7/30/09 - First Showing.net on The Next Three Days: "Haggis told Variety that, "the drama needed an actor who can thrive as an Everyman who rises when faced with an extraordinary circumstance." Crowe was his top choice, but certainly not mine, for that role." - Thanks, Steph
The Hollywood Reporter: Russell Crowe counts 'Three Days' -- Eyes thriller from writer-director Paul Haggis - Thanks, Avril
7/29/09 - Variety: Russell to star in new film - Russell Crowe will star in "The Next Three Days," the adaptation of the 2008 French film "Pour Elle" that reunites Lionsgate with its "Crash" director Paul Haggis.