Sony Pictures Classics presents “Third Person”, which is set to be released in U.S. theatres (limited) on June 20, 2014. It is written and directed by Paul Haggis, the award-winning director/writer of “Million Dollar Baby” (2004) and “Crash” (2005). Here’s a short synopsis of “Third Person” starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody and James Franco from Movie News Guide (MNG).
Members of the ensemble cast “Third Person” include James Franco (“Spiderman” trilogy, “Milk”, “127 Hours”), Mila Kunis (“Black Swan,” “Ted”), Liam Neeson (“Schindler’s List,” “Taken” franchise), Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”, “King Kong”), Maria Bello (“Coyote Ugly”), Kim Basinger (“Never Say Never Again,” “Batman”), Olivia Wilde (“Tron: Legacy”), Caroline Goodall, David Harewood and Moran Atias.
“Third Person” Film Synopsis:
According to Yahoo Movies, for “Third Person,” Paul Haggis takes on the same formula he used in “Crash,” the 2006 Academy Award Best Picture Winner.
The romantic drama features an ensemble cast with several interwoven tales of love, lust and tragedy. These interconnected stories will take place in three different cities around the world.
Paris: Liam Neeson plays the role of a married author who will fall in love with a much younger woman. Michael (Liam Neeson) will then leave his wife Theresa (Maria Bello) for a Parisian romance with Anna (Olivia Wilde) who is unable to commit due to a dark secret.
New York: James Franco and his “Oz the Great and Powerful” co-star Mila Kunis reunite in this film as husband and wife who recently got divorced. Julia (Mila Kunis) is a former actress who was accused of killing their son. This leads to the full custody of their child given to the father. Julie firmly denies the allegations while Rick (James Franco) will try everything to take away his son from her.
Rome: Adrien Brody plays an American businessman who fell in love with an Italian woman named Monika (Moran Atias) during his recent trip there. Sean (Adrien Brody) gets caught in his emotions for the woman. Eventually, he helps Monika in finding her daughter who has been kidnapped by an Italian gangster.
Director/Writer Paul Haggis reunites with some of his former actors. Neeson, Wilde and Atias starred in Haggis’ drama thriller “The Next Three Days” in 2010.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Haggis shared that while doing his previous films, it led him to thinking about stuff.
“As with Crash and In the Valley of Elah, there were questions in my head that I couldn’t answer myself, about the nature of love. It got in my head and I wouldn’t let it go,” said Haggis in The Hollywood Reporter article.
It was also reported that Haggis worked on the script of “Third Person” for about two and a half years. He produced it for a year. He also shared that it painstakingly took him to write 49 wrong drafts before getting it right for his 50th try.
“I just wanted to restore the challenge to [myself], because if I don’t have a really good sense that I can fail and humiliate myself, then I’m not happy,” said Haggis to THR.
According to First Showing, “Third Person” debuted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and will be seen again at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 24, 2014.
“Third Person”is set to be released in U.S. theatres on June 20, 2014. News of its UK release will be announced soon. For more news about upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).