Kim Basinger Confirmed To Join Paul Haggis’ Third Person

Kim Basinger is making a comeback after a two-year hiatus with the latest Paul Haggis’ picture, Third Person. Basinger’s onscreen presence has waned in recent years with her last standout effort stretching back to 2008 in the underrated Falling Down meets Thelma and Louise-revenge flick, While She Was Out.

The production’s cracking ensemble cast also includes Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Casey Affleck and James Franco.  From the looks of it Haggis could be staging a return to the multiple strand narrative he successfully deployed in 2005’s Academy Award-winning Crash. Basinger will perform wifely duties for Liam Neeson’s writer and judging by the official storyline, it looks like a small role.

Check out the plot summary below:

(Paris) Michael, a writer who recently left his wife, receives a visit from his lover Anna. The story explores their very complicated on/off relationship due to her inability to commit because of a terrible secret.

(New York) Julia has recently been charged with attempting to kill her son, a charge which she firmly denies. As a result of these charges, her son is now in the custody of his father Rick who’s trying everything in his power to take the boy away from her. Julia is trying at all costs to regain custody of her son.

(Rome) Sean, an American business man on a trip to Italy, falls in love with an Italian woman, Monica. Sean is inevitably drawn into a plot where he tries to free Monica’s daughter who has been kidnapped by an Italian gangster and is being held for ransom. Emotions run high as we and Sean question whether this is a set up or not.

Since the success of Crash there have been a number of star-studded dramas webbing together across separate stories and it looks like Third Person is going to be another one. Filming commences this year and will be released sometime in 2013.

What do you reckon to Kim Basinger joining the stellar line up for Third Person? Excited? Have your say in the comments below.

(Source: The Playlist)