Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 by Russ Fischer
Briefly: Paul Haggis is looking to follow his thriller The Next Three Days with a drama called Third Person, and he is assembling an impressive cast for the film. Offers are out to Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde (both of whom had small roles in The Next Three Days) and now Haggis says the production is also in talks with Mila Kunis, Casey Affleck, James Franco and Moran Atias to fill out the rest of the film’s major roles.
Haggis tells Variety that the film features three inter-connected love stories featuring couples located in three different cities:
The three stories look at the beginning, middle and end of a relationship. The couple in Italy represents the beginning, Paris the middle and New York the end.
Affleck and Atias (also a veteran of The Next Three Days, and of TV’s Crash spin-off) play a road-tripping couple in the Italian-set story. Neeson and Wilde are a pair of writers in the Parisian story. And Kunis and Franco play an estranged NYC couple in the third story.
The Third Person shoot begins October 17 in Rome. Distribution rights sales will start at TIFF in a couple weeks, so we might hear more casting and story details then, along with some potential info about distribution in the States.