Amber Heard Joining Kevin Costner for Besson's 'Three Days to Kill'
Next year will be quite a busy one for Amber Heard. Though she last starred in the not-so-well received The Rum Diary and the canceled NBC series "The Playboy Club," that's not stopping her from getting work. Next year Heard will be seen in the grindhouse inspired sequel Machete Kills (see her in a first look photo right here) and also the financial thriller Paranoia with Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford and Liam Hemsworth. Now Variety reports the actress will get back into action thrillers for Three Days to Kill, the Luc Besson written and produced film that features Kevin Costner in a role that could prove to be his career's Taken.
The story follows a dying assassin (Costner) who, while taking on one last mission, hopes to reunite with his estranged daughter (played by Hailee Steinfeld) before it's too late. Heard is playing a woman who offers the assassin an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment, which Costner must complete while coping with the drug's hallucinatory side effects. Honestly, this sounds like it could be pretty damn interesting. But again, our hesitation comes from the fact that McG is directing this one. The action in Terminator Salvation was fine, but let's not forget about both abysmal Charlie's Angels movies.