Haggis' Third Person trailer
I like Paul Haggis' work, not because of his last name but because of his talent and some of the films he's written and/or directed - Crash (Filmstalker review), Million Dollar Baby, Casino Royale (Filmstalker review), Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Next Three Days (Filmstalker review). Some of his work is exceptional and he really can capture so many emotional aspects of real people and put them on the page or bring them through the camera, if they are there in the performance. Plus he can write thrillers and he can write them well.
So I'm excited to hear about Third Person, a film which he has written and directed and brings together three seemingly disconnected stories of three couples in three separate cities. Sounds like it's perfect with Haggis, and the trailer is here to back that up.
The cast for Third Person include such names as Liam Neeson, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Kim Basinger, Maria Bello and David Harewood, a great list of stars as well as a diverse one.
The trailer, the cast and the outline all make you think of Crash (Filmstalker review), a fantastic film with some excellent performances, I really enjoyed it and keep going back to some of those performances particularly those of the leading actresses who were given strong roles and did them proud.
While the trailer doesn't really sell the actual story it does set-up a rather intriguing premise to go along with all the talent involved, but you might just guess what could be a potentially big twist. Of course I could be wrong, but it's there if you give it a bit of thought.
"...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."
Here's the trailer for the Third Person, and join it with that plot and what's said in the trailer and you might be thinking you have an inkling of what's going to happen.