Diane Kruger, every film nerd's favorite European hottie, starred in the 2008 original "Pour Elle," the debut work from writer-director Fred Cavaye.
The trailer for "The Next Three Days," which co-stars Liam Neeson, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde and RZA, is here and frankly we've got some questions:
A woman is wrongly imprisoned and her husband decides to risk his life and, if necessary, "leave (his) kid at a gas station," to break her out of jail? Are we supposed to be cool with that? Anyone with a spouse and a kid can tell you that the surest way to end your marriage is to ditch your kid at a gas station -- it's an automatic deal-breaker.
If Russell Crowe doesn't know how to load a gun, how on Earth is he gonna manage to bust his wife out of prison? Honestly, if you haven't got the basic skill set of a stick-up man, what makes you think you can get yourself and your wife out of a prison?
Who's managing Elizabeth Banks' career? She's got that rare combination of comedic chops and looks that should've made her a star by now, but instead she's following up her turn in "The Uninvited" by playing a distant-second-banana to Russell Crowe.
Why do movie studios put teasers for "thenextthreedaysmovie.com" when the only thing there is a splash page and a link back to Yahoo to watch the trailer? This nonsense needs to stop -- did the release of this trailer sneak up on them? Could they not be bothered to simply embed the trailer on their own site?
Why was this film set in Pittsburgh? One of the nation's great underrated cities, with a gorgeous baseball stadium, beautiful architecture, some great art museums, an awesome funicular and lovely countryside in all directions -- and star of a major-motion picture?
Paul Haggis was the creative force behind "Walker, Texas Ranger" OK, not really a question, but something to think about.