Is Jude Law the 'Third Person' with Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde?
Writer and director Paul Haggis is still best known for his controversial 2004 Oscar winner Crash, but his script for Casino Royale helped reinvigorate the james Bond franchise, so I'd say he comes out even in my book. He's got a new romantic drama called Third Person lined up to shoot this fall, and TalkTalk (via The Playlist) confirmed that Liam Neeson will star in it opposite Olivia Wilde. Neeson will play a writer who uses his fictional characters to work through the emotional aftershock of a child drowning in a swimming pool, and Wilde plays his love interest. But TalkTalk also mentions Jude Law might have a role. Read on!
There's no word yet on who Law would play and there's some doubt as to whether he's been cast in the film at all, but the trio of Law, Neeson, and Wilde definitely has my attention. Haggis spoke about the film recently with Vulture, adding that Wilde's character is a party planner and that the story will span three cities - New York, Paris, and Rome - and combine three different love stories in "a very odd way."
After not being very impressed with Olivia Wilde's early work, her performance in the Bradley Cooper-starrer The Words got me to raise an eyebrow, so I definitely want to see what she has to offer in meatier roles and comedies like the upcoming Burt Wonderstone. Neeson just signed on to kick some more ass as an air marshal in Non-Stop, and while I love that he's had a career resurgence as an action star, I'm also interested to see how he can balance those films with some calmer material like this.