We were skeptical when we heard that Paul Haggis, the director of Crash, was working on an action movie, but The Next Three Days looks like it combines his skill for mining the darker parts of humanity with cool stunts and things that go boom. Elizabeth Banks plays a mom who likes to over document her son’s life with digital photos/a convicted murderer. Russell Crowe is her devoted husband. After she tries to commit suicide at the prospect of spending another 20 years in prison, he decides that it’s time to learn how to use a gun and break her out. Liam Neeeson plays the ex-con who helps him come up with a plan.
The Next Three Days is due in theaters November 19, 2010.