Lionsgate announced today that it will re-team with filmmaker Paul Haggis for his latest feature, the thriller The Next Three Days, an adaptation of the French film Pour Elle. Lionsgate has acquired remake rights from Wild Bunch and Fidelite Films.
In the film, an ordinary couple find themselves in an unthinkable situation and have to make desperate choices that will test the limits of love and alter their lives forever.
The Next Three Days will mark the first collaboration between the studio and Haggis since Crash, the Lionsgate release for which Haggis received the 2005 Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and a nomination for Best Director.
Haggis will write and direct. Haggis and Michael Nozik will produce through their production entity Highway 61 Films, alongside producers Marc Missonnier and Olivier Delbosc of Fidelite Films. The announcement was made by Joe Drake, Lionsgate President, Motion Picture Group, and Co-Chief Operating Officer.
Principal photography on The Next Three Days is expected to begin in August. Lionsgate President of Motion Picture Production Alli Shearmur and Lionsgate Vice President of Motion Picture Production Wolfgang Hammer will oversee the production for the studio.
Said Shearmur, “We are delighted to welcome the brilliant Paul Haggis back to Lionsgate. As both a writer and director, Paul brings keen insight into the workings of the human animal, and it’s going to be a real treat to see what he does with an unpredictable thriller like ‘The Next Three Days.'”
Commented Haggis, “I’m thrilled to be working with Lionsgate again; they did such a great job distributing ‘Crash.’ I’m looking forward to exploring the depths of faith and the limits of love.”