James Franco, Mila Kunis & More in 'Third Person' International Trailer
Following a debut at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and a forthcoming slot at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, an international trailer for Paul Haggis' most recent directorial effort Third Person has arrived. Though the film doesn't have distribution in the United States yet, the star-studded cast that includes Liam Neeson, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde has made it appealing enough to get a release in Italy and Belgium this month and Japan later this year. Unfortunately, we're not looking forward to the film getting picked up for release in the US, because this looks melodramatic, overwrought and cheesy as hell. If you didn't like Crash, this one won't be for you.
Third Person is written and directed by Paul Haggis (Crash, The Next Three Days) and follows three stories in Paris, Rome and New York, each with hidden connections between Michael (Liam Neeson), a writer whose latest manuscript has been refused, so he flies off to Paris to rethink his life, leaving his wife (Kim Basinger) behind in the States; Sean (Adrien Brody), who finds himself wandering Rome and befriending a Romanian woman in a bar; and Rick (James Franco), living in a tiny New York apartment with his son from a previous marriage and new girlfriend. Gradually, each one of these stories unveils its secrets, testifying to the whims and complexities of life. The film premiered at TIFF 2013, but does not have a US release date.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Paul Haggis excels at directing actors and writing dialogue. Unfortunately as evident in the underrated Next 3 Days, his pacing can be further improved... However, this looks brilliant.
Tey on Apr 15, 2014
There seems to be a mashup with Kim Basinger/Olivia Wilde character?
97point6 on Apr 15, 2014
Lots over over-acting in this trailer...
ff on Apr 15, 2014
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Ethan. I happen to really like Haggis' work. I thought Crash was wonderful and In The Valley Of Elah one of the best movies about war and the effect it has on both those that fight in them and their families ever made. Just a wonderful and very heart felt and truthful movie. I thought Haggis perhaps missed a bit on The Next Three Days, but it was still better than most of the dreck being made today. So I'm looking forward to this new one of his. Thanks again, Ethan.
Bo on Apr 15, 2014
Haggis needs a major comeback. He is so bloody talented. Let this be his return.
DAVIDPD on Apr 15, 2014
Well, that was some awkward editing.
Nielsen700 on Apr 16, 2014
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