Woody Allen, take note: Why have three different movies set separately in New York, Paris and Rome when you can put all three in one?
That’s exactly what Paul Haggis is doing in his upcoming drama “Third Person,” and it looks like he’s got quite the group of actors interested in getting on board. Deadline is reporting that Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Casey Affleck, Liam Neeson and Moran Atias are all in negotiations to join the project.
“Third Person” follows three different storyline that are set in Paris, New York and Rome. Each of them tell a story that “represents a different stage of love from the beginning to the middle and the end of a relationship.”
Haggis proved that he’s great with ensemble dramas dealing with the “bigger picture” in the 2004 Academy Award winner “Crash.” That project walked away with the Best Picture Oscar, and successfully managed to do justice to the many major actors that signed on to the film. Hopefully the same can be said for “Third Person,” though we wouldn’t complain if it dealt with some subject matters lighter than death, racism and sexual harassment.
If all the actors do sign on, this movie would reunite “Oz: The Great and Powerful” stars Mila Kunis and James Franco. From what we’ve seen of that project, Kunis and Franco have great chemistry, though there’s no guarantee that they’d be in the same storyline in “Third Person.” We’re interested to see who Neeson is paired with, considering the cast of younger stars. Maybe there’s still a handful more big names waiting to enter negotiations for this film as well.
“Third Person” is supposed to star filming in Rome on October 17.
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