Trailer for Paul Haggis’s Thriller ‘The Next Three Days’

Elizabeth Banks in The Next Three Days
Photo: Lionsgate

What’s your take on Paul Haggis? I’ve always found his script doctoring to be a bit better than the movies he’s directed. I was not a fan of Crash or In the Valley of Elah so while I’ve included his upcoming film, The Next Three Days as one of this year’s Oscar contenders I can’t say I am personally excited about it. That is, until I watched the trailer.

Yeah, I broke my rule and watched the trailer for this one and think it looks quite good. Of course, all will depend on how it ends because it isn’t exactly treading new territory. Also, I think the high-speed thrill ride aspect of it all means we can probably count it out of the Oscar race, or at the very least bump it down a few notches.

The film is an adaptation of the 2008 French film Pour Elle, in which Crowe will play a teacher whose wife (Elizabeth Banks) is arrested and convicted of a murder she says she did not commit. He comes up with a desperate plan to free her. RZA, Brian Dennehy, Ty Simpkins, Olivia Wilde, Jonathan Tucker, Liam Neeson, Aisha Hinds, Lennie James and Daniel Stern co-star. Haggis wrote the script and directed the film which will hit theaters on November 19.

Check out the trailer directly below.