Take a look at the first trailer for Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks’ “The Next Three Days”, a Hollywood remake of the French film “Anything for Her”, which originally starred Diane Kruger in the Elizabeth Banks role. Curious that Kruger, a notable Hollywood actress, didn’t get cast in the American remake. I wonder if she turned the role down or if she was never offered? Anyways, the trailer below. Seems decent enough, though it’ll probably get ignored like most Russell Crowe movies where he’s not swinging a sword around.
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.
Starring Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, Jonathan Tucker, RZA, Cristina Aloe, Lennie James, Jason Beghe, Moran Atias, and directed by Paul Haggis.
The next three days begin November 19, 2010.