Kim Basinger Added To Paul Haggis' The Third Person
Paul Haggis continues to prep his next directorial effort, The Third Person, which reportedly will tell multiple love stories between three interconnected couples. It will be the director’s first effort since 2010’s The Next Three Days, and he’s lining up some Oscar-caliber talents to help him tell the story.
Kim Basinger, for example, just accepted the role of Liam Neeson’s wife in Person, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade says that it will be a supporting role, suggesting that Neeson will carry the bulk of their subplot. The couples will live in different cities, according to reports, and Haggis will figure out how to weave their narratives together.
Neeson and Basinger will be joined by Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Casey Affleck, Olivia Wilde and James Franco, which is an impressive cast working off of a Haggis screenplay. Almost all of those actors have been involved with challenging dramas and comedies in recent years, from Kunis’ Black Swan and Franco’s 127 Hours to Olivia Wilde’s Butter, which opens in theaters on Oct. 5. At the same time, the last time Haggis tried to connect multiple characters in a massive, patchwork quilt of humans emotions, we ended up with Crash. Now, that movie has its fans. And it did win the Best Picture Oscar that year. But I’m hoping The Third Person ends up reaching for more relevant truths than the ones that were discussed in Crash. We shall see. The movie’s working toward a 2014 release date. More on Person as it develops.
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