Right now, Russell Crowe is busy fighting round the world and making “Robin Hood” with Alan of Great Big Sea and Ridley Scott. Now he’s attached to star in the remake of the French film “Pour Elle” called “The Next Three Days.” The film will be directed by Paul Haggis, who’s directed films like Crash, In the Valley of Elah and wrote scripts for Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale and Letters from Iwo Jima.
Crowe will play a teacher whose wife is arrested and convicted of a murder she says she did not commit. He comes up with a desperate plan to free her.
Haggis, who wrote the script, will begin production in late September in Pittsburgh.
Haggis told Daily Variety that the drama needed an actor who can thrive as an Everyman who rises when faced with an extraordinary circumstance, and Crowe was his top choice.
More than one option
“We’ve seen him as the gladiator, but he has embodied the Everyman in so many pictures,” Haggis said.