Lionsgate reunites with Paul Haggis for The Next Three Days

MUMBAI: Lionsgate will re-team with filmmaker Paul Haggis for his latest feature, the thriller The Next Three Days, which is an adaptation of the French film Pour Elle.

Lionsgate has acquired remake rights from Wild Bunch and Fidelite Films. The Next Three Days will mark the first collaboration between the studio and Haggis since Crash for which Haggis received the 2005 Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and a nomination for Best Director.

Haggis will write and direct The Next Three Days. Haggis and Michael Nozik will produce through their production entity Highway 61 Films, alongside producers Marc Missonnier and Olivier Delbosc of Fidelite Films.

Principal photography on The Next Three Days is expected to begin in August. Lionsgate president of motion picture production Alli Shearmur and Lionsgate vice president of motion picture production Wolfgang Hammer will oversee the production for the studio.

Shearmur said, "We are delighted to welcome the brilliant Paul Haggis back to Lionsgate. As both a writer and director, Paul brings keen insight into the workings of the human animal, and it’s going to be a real treat to see what he does with an unpredictable thriller like The Next Three Days."

Haggis added, "I’m thrilled to be working with Lionsgate again; they did such a great job distributing Crash. I’m looking forward to exploring the depths of faith and the limits of love."