As a director, Paul Haggis is known for his multi-threaded narratives that rarely want for melodrama or “big” moments. His Crash still polarises and he’s back with another sweeping drama, Third Person, that extends the canvas to global dimensions and boasts a cast including Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, James Franco and Mila Kunis. Heck, even Kim Basinger turns out for this one. Watch the new trailer below.
Neeson plays a novelist who leaves his wife (Basinger) to shack up with Wilde’s character in Paris. For the writer, it’s an autumnal romance that could have far-reaching consequences, a predicament that Franco and Kunis’s warring ex-couple are already facing in the second plot thread. That pair, an artist and actress respectively, are vying for custody of their six year-old son.
The third element sees Adrien Brody involved with a Roma woman (Moran Atias) whose daughter has fallen into the grubby maw of people traffickers. Hmm, if only there was someone else in the film who could help with that...
All six are foregrounded in this new Japanese poster. The US version, meanwhile, opts for the visual metaphor of Wilde's character trailing the pages of her lover's novel. But is she his muse or just a naughty person in need of recycling lessons?
Third Person gets a metropolitan US release on June 20. No word on a UK launch yet.