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Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Moran Atias, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger

A film by Paul Haggis - Third Person - A Sony Pictures Classics Release - Opens NY & LA 6/20 - Coming Soon To A City Near You

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Synopsis

THIRD PERSON tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal, in a multi-strand story line reminiscent of Paul Haggis's earlier Oscar-winning film Crash. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome: three couples who appear to have nothing related but share deep commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found.

As Writer/Director Haggis puts it: "In any relationship there is always a third person; perhaps not romantically, perhaps not even consciously, but present in some form." At its heart, THIRD PERSON is much more than a collection of love stories – it is a mystery, a puzzle in which truth is revealed in glimpses, and clues are caught by the corner of the eye – and nothing is truly what it seems.

MICHAEL (Liam Neeson) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author who has holed himself up in a hotel suite in Paris to finish his latest book. He recently left his wife, ELAINE (Kim Basinger), and is having a tempestuous affair with ANNA (Olivia Wilde), an ambitious young journalist who wants to write and publish fiction.

At the same time, SCOTT (Adrien Brody), a shady American businessman, is in Italy to steal designs from fashion houses. Hating everything Italian, Scott wanders into the "Café Americano" in search of something familiar to eat. There, he meets MONIKA (Moran Atias), a beautiful Roma woman, who is about to be reunited with her young daughter. When the money she has saved to pay her daughter's smuggler is stolen, Scott feels compelled to help. They take off together for a dangerous town in Southern Italy, where Scott starts to suspect that he is the patsy in an elaborate con game.

JULIA (Mila Kunis), an ex-soap opera actress, is caught in a custody battle for her 6 year-old son with her ex-husband RICK (James Franco), a famous New York artist. With her support cut off and her legal costs ruinous, Julia is reduced to working as a maid in the same upscale boutique hotel where she was once a frequent guest. Julia's lawyer THERESA (Maria Bello) has secured Julia one final chance to change the court's mind and be reunited with the child she loves. Rick's current girlfriend SAM (Loan Chabanol) is a compassionate onlooker.

Cast

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson stars as the central figure in Writer/Director Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON. Neeson has become one of the leading international motion picture actors today. Whether it's his Academy Award® nominated role of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's Academy Award® winning film Schindler's List (1993), his award- winning portrayal of legendary Irish Republican hero in Michael Collins (1996) for which he received Best Actor honors at the Venice Film Festival, a Golden Globe® Best Actor nomination, and London's prestigious Evening Standard Award for Best Actor, or his role as controversial sex therapist Alfred Kinsey in the critically acclaimed Kinsey (2004), Neeson continues to display an acting range matched by few.

The Irish-born actor had originally sought a career as a teacher after attending Queens University, Belfast and majoring in physics, computer science and maths. He set teaching aside and in 1976 joined the prestigious Lyric Players Theatre in Belfast ("The best training any actor could have."), making his professional acting debut in Joseph Plunkett's The Risen People. After two years with the Lyric Players, he joined the famed National Theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Neeson appeared in the Abbey Theatre Festival's production of Brian Friel's Translations, and a production of Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars for the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England where he received a Best Actor Award.

Spotted by director John Boorman in 1980, playing Lennie in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Boorman cast him in the epic Excalibur. Following this motion picture debut, Neeson has appeared in more than 40 films demonstrating a wide range of characters, including Dino DeLaurentiis' epic remake of The Bounty (1984), directed by Roger Donaldson and co-starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins; the critically-acclaimed Lamb (1986) for which he received an Evening Standard Drama Award nomination for his haunting portrayal of a priest tormented by doubts about his faith; Andrei Konchalovsky's Duet for One (1986), co-starring Julie Andrews; as a political terrorist in A Prayer for the Dying (1987) with Mickey Rourke and Bob Hoskins; and a Jesuit priest in Roland Joffe's The Mission (1986), co-starring Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons.

Neeson received critical acclaim starring opposite Cher as a deaf and mute Vietnam veteran in Peter Yates' courtroom drama Suspect (1987); as the passionate Irish sculptor opposite Diane Keaton in The Good Mother (1988), and as scientist Peyton Westlake whose disfiguring accident forces him into hiding in Sam Raimi's fantasy-thriller Darkman (1990).

Neeson made his Broadway debut in 1993 receiving a Tony® Award nomination in the Roundabout Theater's revival of Eugene O'Neill's 1921 drama Anna Christie, co-starring Natasha Richardson. He also played Oscar Wilde in David Hare's, The Judas Kiss which opened in London's West End and subsequently on Broadway.

Other memorable big screen performances include Crossing the Line, Shining Through opposite Michael Douglas, Under Suspicion, Woody Allen's controversial Husbands and Wives, Ethan Frome with Joan Allen, Michael Apted's Nell, opposite Jodie Foster and Natasha Richardson; Before and After with Meryl Streep; and the title role in Michael Canton-Jones' Rob Roy, co-starring Jessica Lange.

Neeson returned to Broadway in 2002, co-starring with his friend Laura Linney in Arthur Miller's classic The Crucible. His performance as John Proctor earned both he and Miss Linney a Tony® Award nomination.

In 2001, he starred opposite Harrison Ford in K-19: The Widowmaker, and starred opposite Sandra Bullock in the black comedy Gun Shy (2000). Prior to that, Neeson starred in the box-office phenomenon Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) in the role of Qui-Gon Jinn, and the same year, he starred opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in Jan De Bont's The Haunting.

He co-starred with Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, and Keira Knightly in the Working Title film Love Actually, written and directed by Richard Curtis; he graced the screen in the classic revenge drama Seraphim Falls opposite Pierce Brosnan, and also appeared in Ridley Scott's crusades epic Kingdom of Heaven and co-starred in Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan.

Neeson starred opposite Diane Kruger and January Jones in the psychological thriller Unknown; and prior to that he co-starred in the Warner Bros' remake of the 1981 film Clash of the Titans and After Life opposite Christina Ricci. He appeared in the remake of the popular TV series The A-Team alongside Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel, as an ex-con in Paul Haggis' The Next Three Days, and as the voice of Aslan the Lion in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and in Five Minutes of Heaven which received rave reviews at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

2008 saw Neeson star in Taken, the runaway box-office hit and that same year, he teamed up with Laura Linney in Richard Eyre's The Other Man and in Disney's box office success The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian where he reprised his role as the voice of the Lion, Aslan, in the sequel to the 2005 hit The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He also returned to the stage at the Lincoln Center Festival in Gate/Beckett: Eh Joe directed by Atom Egoyan.

2012 has proven a busy year for Neeson, appearing in five films, Joe Carnahan's The Grey; Warner Bros' Wrath of the Titans, Peter Berg's action sci-fi, Battleship, The Dark Knight Rises for director Christopher Nolan, and Taken 2, the sequel to the worldwide box-office sensation Taken. Neeson will soon start work on the thriller Non Stop, directed by Jeff Wadlow.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

As an actress and an activist, Olivia Wilde is a modern-day renaissance woman. She effortlessly transitions from sharing the screen with renowned actors to working alongside devoted doctors and teachers in Haitian refugee camps.

Audiences will see Wilde in a range of roles in 2014. In addition to her leading role in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, Wilde recently wrapped production alongside Anna Kendrick in the comedy Drinking Buddies, which explores what happens when the worlds of home life and work-buddy camaraderie collide. Earlier in the year, Wilde finished shooting Better Living Through Chemistry opposite Sam Rockwell and Michelle Monaghan; and she also teamed up for a second time with Jason Bateman in the independent film The Longest Week.

Wilde will next be seen in Warner Bros.' upcoming staple comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, as the female lead opposite Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey. On the dramatic front, she will star as Suzy Miller in Ron Howard's Rush, a Formula One drama about the rivalry between drivers Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).

In 2012, Wilde appeared in Alex Kurtzman's directorial debut People Like Us with Chris Pine; as well as the CBS Film The Words alongside Dennis Quaid, Bradley Cooper, and Zoe Saldana and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. She was also seen in the Weinstein Company's quirky political satire Butter with Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman and Ty Burrell. Additionally, she starred as Eric Bana's younger sister in Stefan Ruzowitzky's Deadfall which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in April and will be released in the US December 2012.

Previously, Wilde starred as the mysterious 'Ella' opposite Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in the Jon Favreau-directed film, Cowboys & Aliens; and in The Change Up opposite Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. She is also well-known with audiences for her role in 2010's 3D futuristic blockbuster, TRON: LEGACY, starring opposite Jeff Bridges.

In the summer of 2011, Wilde made her writing and directing debut for Glamour Magazine's short film series with Free Hugs, which received praise at several film festivals throughout the US.

Raised by parents who are award-winning journalists and documentary filmmakers, Wilde was inspired to explore the documentary field on her own as well. Her most recent effort was the PBS docu-series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book of the same, Half the Sky introduces women and girls living in unimaginable circumstances and their brave fight to change them. In the series Wilde learns of the struggles women face in Nairobi, Kenya, from child prostitution to genital mutilation. Other topics include building a haven in a women-only village and creating micro-financing in an effort to gain financial independence and free themselves from oppression. The docu-series aired in October to rave reviews. Additionally, she executive produced the documentary Baseball in the Time of Cholera which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival and received a special jury mention during judging. The film explores the current cholera epidemic in Haiti. Last year she made her filmmaker mark at the TriBeCa Film Festival when she executive produced the simultaneously uplifting and heartbreaking short Sun City Picture House, which follows a community in Haiti that rallies to build a movie theater after the disastrous 2010 earthquake. The film won the audience award at the Maui Film Festival and was also included in the Docuweeks screening series.

In addition to her work on the big screen, in 2007 Wilde joined the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning House as standout characters, Dr. Thirteen, in the most watched television program in the world.

Wilde's previous film credits include a cameo opposite Russell Crowe in the Paul Haggis' drama The Next Three Days, opposite Jack Black in Year One; she co-starred with Bruce Willis and Emile Hirsch in the Universal film Alpha Dog, Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas, for which she received Best Actress at the Aspen Film Festival, and Conversations With Other Women, opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart.

Her previous television roles include The Black Donnellys created by Paul Haggis, Skin produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and a recurring role on the critically-acclaimed FOX series, The O.C. On Stage, Wilde headlined Beauty On The Vine in the Epic Theatre Center's Off-Broadway production.

Wilde is a board member of Artists For Peace and Justice and sits on the foundation board of the ACLU of Southern California.

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of real-life Holocaust survivor Wladislaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski's The Pianist and he is, to date the youngest person to have received the Oscar in that category. His performance also earned him Best Actor honors from the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics, and nominations for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Awards. He was also bestowed with the Cesar Award, France's equivalent of the Oscar – the only non-French citizen to do so.

Prior to his leading role in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, most recently Brody has been seen in High School, Wrecked, Midnight in Paris and Detachment. He co-stars in Xiaogang Feng's epic war film Back to 1942 premiering in late 2012.

Brody was born and raised in New York City, where he studied drama at LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He first came to prominence when he played a leading role in Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill and for starring performances in two features for director Eric Bross: Ten Benny and Restaurant. The latter earned Brody an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

He has worked with some of the most prominent film directors in the industry: Roman Polanski (The Pianist), Peter Jackson (King Kong), Ken Loach (Bread and Roses), Wes Anderson (The Darjeeling Limited), Barry Levinson (Liberty Heights), Spike Lee (Summer of Sam) and Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris).

Other notable credits in his filmography include: Harrison's Flowers, Love the Hard Way, The Jacket, Hollywoodland, Cadillac Records, The Brothers Bloom, Splice and Predators.

Moran Atias

Moran Atias

Moran Atias, who stars in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, was also seen in Haggis's The Next Three Days opposite Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson. Having arrived into LA for only a few short months, Atias secured the dynamic role of 'Inez' in the acclaimed drama Crash, the TV spin off of the Oscar-winning film about racial tensions in Los Angeles, which after one season, turned into the female lead opposite the legendary Dennis Hopper. She has also secured arcs on popular TV shows including Rules of Engagement, CSI: NY and Miami and White Collar.

Raised in Haifa, Israel, she moved to Italy, where she advanced quickly on the Italian small screen, hosting prime time TV shows like 'I Raccomandati' and confirming huge modeling campaigns for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and Versace, all which lead to her being selected by the city of Milan to be the official spokeswoman. Concurrently, Atias made her big screen debut in the critically acclaimed Italian thriller Gas. Atias went on to star in several Italian films, including Days of Love, Oggi Sposi and Dario Argento's Mother of Tears, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival and at the Toronto International Film Festival. Leaving her media footprint in Italy, she returned to her homeland as a focal point in the Israeli media, hosting the hugely successful television show Deal or No Deal as well as Eurovision.

Moran is actively involved in disaster relief and raising awareness for Haiti. Visiting Haiti was a life changing experience for Moran as she assisted in saving 29 lives. Moran is ISRAAID Good Will Ambassador, an Ambassador for Artists for Peace and Justice and also does work for J/P HRO, Sean Penn's Haiti organization. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis has established herself as one of Hollywood's most sought after, vivacious and engaging actresses. Since beginning her career in acting, she has already fostered an impressive body of work that includes both major motion picture and television roles.

In addition to her starring role in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, Kunis recently completed The Angriest Man in Brooklyn opposite Robin Williams and Blood Ties opposite Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard, and James Caan. Additionally, she lent her voice to the animated film Hell & Back opposite Susan Sarandon and Michale Pena.

Kunis was seen in Disney's Oz, The Great and Powerful, the prequel to 1939's The Wizard of Oz opposite James Franco with Sam Raimi at the helm from a revised script by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) with Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland) producing. She also became the new face of DIOR's ready-to-wear line.

In 2010 Kunis starred as 'Lilly' opposite Natalie Portman in the critically acclaimed Golden Globe and Oscar nominated supernatural drama Black Swan directed by Darren Aronofsky from Fox Searchlight. Kunis was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Award for 'Best Young Actress' for her performance at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the 2011 SAG, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice Awards. Black Swan was also named as one of AFI's Movies of the Year (2010).

Kunis's other notable film credits include Ted, Friends With Benefits, Date Night, The Book of Eli, Extract, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Max Payne.

She is best-known for her roles on two of Fox's most successful TV shows: That 70s Show which earned her two Young Star Awards for 'Best Actress' in a Television Series, and the animated Emmy-nominated show Family Guy on which she is still currently the voice of 'Meg.'

James Franco

James Franco

James Franco's metamorphosis into the title role of the TNT biopic James Dean earned him career-making reviews, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture made for Television. He also received nominations for an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award for this memorable performance.

Franco went on to earn an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead as well as nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award and recognition from numerous critics' associations for his starring role in Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed drama 127 Hours. His performance alongside Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant's Milk earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor and he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in David Gordon Green's comedy Pineapple Express, where he starred opposite Seth Rogen. He is also known for his starring role as Harry Osbourne in Sam Raimi's Spiderman trilogy.

Prior to his starring role in THIRD PERSON, Paul Haggis's ensemble drama, Franco was seen in the successful reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise Rise of the Planet of the Apes. He also starred opposite Danny McBride and Natalie Portman in David Gordon Green's comedy Your Highness, in Ryan Murphy's Eat, Pray, Love alongside Julia Roberts and he was a part of an all-star ensemble cast in Shawn Levy's comedy Date Night. He was recently seen in Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and the Powerful and Child of God, which he also co-wrote and directed, as well as The End of the World with Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen. His latest production is the Sylvester Stallone penned film Homefront with Jason Statham and Kate Bosworth.

Franco's additional credits include Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Howl playing legendary poet Allen Ginsberg, George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe, Paul Haggis' In The Valley of Elah, Karen Moncrieff's ensemble drama The Dead Girl, Tommy O'Haver's drama An American Crime, John Dahl's The Great Raid, Robert Altman's The Company, as well as City by the Sea opposite Robert DeNiro and the Martin Scorsese produced Deuces Wild. On television, he starred in the critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks.

He wrote, directed and starred in the features Good Time Max and The Ape. He wrote and directed the short film Herbert White, starring Michael Shannon, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. The Feast of the Stephen, also written and directed by Franco, premiered and won a TEDDY award at the Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, Franco directed Saturday Night, a documentary on the week-long production of a "Saturday Night Live" episode, which originally premiered at SXSW and The Clerks Tale, which premiered at Cannes. Franco recently wrote and directed a biography on poet Hart Crane called The Broken Tower which premiered at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival and also directed Sal, a biography based on the life of Sal Mineo, which screened at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.

Maria Bello

Maria Bello

Maria Bello is an internationally renowned actor, women's rights activist, and the co-founder of We Advance (www.weadvance.org). We Advance is an NGO women's movement based in Cite Soleil, Haiti that advocates for women throughout the country to have full political, economic, and social participation.

Having starred in over 30 movies including Coyote Ugly, A History of Violence, and The Cooler, Bello has had several nominations and awards for her acting, including the Golden Globe Awards and the NY Film Critic's Awards. Prior to her leading role in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, she was recently seen playing Detective Jane Timoney on the critically acclaimed NBC drama Prime Suspect, and will also be in Adam Sandler's Grown Ups Two, slated for a Summer 2013 release.

She began her career as an activist at Villanova University, where she majored in Peace and Justice Education and worked at the Women's Law Project in Philadelphia. She started her first NGO, The Dreamyard Drama Project in Harlem, NYC in 1997. Bello has travelled around the world to Bosnia, Kenya, Botswana, Bhutan, Nepal and many other countries to interview women about their lives, hopes and dreams. Since 2008, she has worked with Artists for Peace and Justice and Femmes en Democratie in Haiti, where she raised funds and produced a women's media campaign for the elections in 2010. In 2009 she was voted one of Variety magazine's most powerful women in Hollywood for her activism with women in Darfur.

Named a Vital Voices Global Ambassador for women, Bello participated in the first ever Vital Voices / Bank of America International Women's Conference in Haiti. She speaks around the world about Haiti, social impact investing and women's rights. She spearheaded the opening of the women's clinic in the Petionville Camp immediately following the earthquake and is an active member of the Clinton Global Initiative, working on gender policy within the Haiti Network. In 2012, she was a keynote speaker at the State Department's Forum on Impact Investing and also awarded with the Starkey Foundation's "So the World May Hear" Award.

In Haiti, Bello was appointed the Goodwill Ambassador for Women and has led President Martelly's Council for Investments on a committee for women's empowerment, social business and poverty alleviation with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus. She recently spoke in Washington D.C. at a TEDx Conference on 'Revelation Revolution: The New Global Women's Movement', and she speaks in other venues around the world about the impact of investing in women. She was a keynote speaker for the Darfur Women Action Group's conference "Women and Genocide in the 21st century".

Bello founded the new digital platform, We Advance University, to connect and empower women in emerging markets, in Haiti and throughout the world. She is a partner and investor of SocMe Academy, the company which powers the WAU site. And amongst all else, Bello has recently teamed up with her Haitian colleagues to build the first women's co-op bakery in Marigaux, Haiti.

Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger

Since making her motion picture debut opposite Robert Redford in Barry Levinson's The Natural, Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger has appeared in more than forty feature films and has established herself as an international screen icon.

In addition to her role in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, she recently wrapped on One Square Mile starring opposite Richard Jenkins and will soon start shooting Grudge Match to be directed by Peter Segal for Warner Brothers, starring opposite Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone.

In 2010 she completed Universal Pictures' drama The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud alongside Zac Efron and prior to that, co-starred in The Burning Plain, written and directed by Guillermo Arriaga and co-starring Charlize Theron for Magnolia Pictures for which Basinger garnered critical acclaim. The film was shown at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. She also co-starred in The Informers, an ensemble drama based on short stories by Bret Easton Ellis starring opposite Billy Bob Thornton, Mickey Rourke, and Jon Foster.

2006 saw her star in 20th Century Fox's thriller The Sentinel opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland directed by Clark Johnson, as well as the television film The Mermaid Chair based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

In 2004, Basinger received critical acclaim for her moving performance opposite Jeff Bridges in Focus Features' The Door in the Floor based on the John Irving novel, Widow for a Year. In 2004, she also starred in New Line Cinema's thriller Cellular opposite Chris Evans.

She co-starred opposite Eminem in Universal's 8 Mile in 2003 and in 2002 starred in Miramax's People I Know, opposite Al Pacino and Tea Leoni. 2000 saw her appear in Paramount's Bless the Child for director Chuck Russell opposite Jimmy Smits and Rufus Sewell; as well Hugh Hudson's I Dreamed of Africa for Columbia Tri-Star and based on the best-selling true story by Kenyan activist Kuki Gallmann.

Basinger received an Academy Award in 1998 for her role in Warner Brothers' critically acclaimed film L.A. Confidential, based on the James Ellroy classic crime novel of the same title. The film, directed by Curtis Hanson, earned nine Academy Award nominations and also earned Basinger a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination.

Basinger's past film credits include the Warner Brothers' box office blockbuster Batman, Adrian Lyne's sensual thriller 9 1/2 Weeks, No Mercy, Robert Altman's Ready to Wear (Pret a Porter) and Fool For Love; Final Analysis opposite Richard Gere, The Marrying Man and The Getaway, Blake Edwards' Blind Date opposite Bruce Willis, as well as Cool World, The Real McCoy and Nadine opposite Jeff Bridges.

Loan Chabanol

Loan Chabanol

Loan Chabanol is a French artist, actress and model. Born in Paris, she is a mix of French, Italian, German and Vietnamese blood. Her talent was first spotted by her art teacher and painter Bernard Bistes when Loan was only fifteen and she subsequently entered the Elite Model Look contest in 1998. She went on to win a contract with the prestigious international modeling agency and started modeling professionally at the age of sixteen, dividing her time between Paris and New York. Her first job was for French ELLE and this was quickly followed by Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Officiel and Vogue. She is best-known for her jewelry and delicate beauty work for Christian Dior, Piaget, Cartier, L'Oreal, Olay, Van Cleef and Arpels and Baccarat.

Loan made the transition into acting whilst in the US after working on a number of TV commercials and she enrolled with the Lee Strasberg Institute in NYC in 2010. Prior to her role in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, she appeared in the upcoming comedy Fading Gigolo featuring John Turturro and Woody Allen. 2011 marked her first short film A Love Collection.

Aside from her acting and modelling, Loan is also a formal painter and illustrator for children's books and has a passion for Asian art, silent film characters and old animation films.

David Harewood

David Harewood

One of the UK's most accomplished acting talents, David Harewood received an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List in 2012 for his services to drama. In 2013 he also received a Screen Actor's Guild Award nomination in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Fox's Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Homeland. In 2007 he won Best Male Performance in a Film at the Screen Nation Film and TV Awards.

Born in Birmingham in 1965, David Harewood's versatile acting career has spanned film, TV and theatre. In addition to his role in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, highlights have included Ed Zwick's Blood Diamond, The Merchant of Venice for Michael Radford and Julian Fellowes' Separate Lies for the big screen; and the television dramas Hustle, Dr Who, Strike Back, The Fixer, Winnie Mandela, Robin Hood, Criminal Justice, The Last Enemy, New Tricks, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Palace, Silent Witness, The Vice and Fat Friends. Most recently, Harewood has been acclaimed for his role in Homeland opposite Damian Lewis and Claire Danes for Fox in the US.

His extensive theatre credits have included Richard Eyre's National Theatre production of Welcome to Thebes, the role of Martin Luther King in the Trafalgar Studios/Theatre 503 production of The Mountaintop, Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre productions of Henry IV and His Dark Materials, the lead as Othello in Sam Mendes RNT World Tour, Marc Anthony in Vanessa Redgrave's US production of Anthony & Cleopatra and Corin Redgrave's US production of Julius Caesar.

Oliver Crouch

Oliver Crouch

Seven year-old Oliver Crouch was born in Surrey, England and he attends Kingswood House School in Epsom and Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Oliver's mother Rachel also owns a prestigious performing arts college called PPA in Guildford Surrey, so performing has always been in the family.

After being a student at Stagecoach for only one week, Oliver was invited to attend a casting for Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON and was eventually offered the role of Jesse, who is the son of the estranged couple played by James Franco and Mila Kunis. Oliver attributes time spent watching Nickelodeon for providing his great American accent and his drama coach Kieren Snell.

Oliver loved the filming experience in Rome with Mila Kunis and James Franco and since filming THIRD PERSON he has been taken on for professional representation by Curtis Brown Group.

Crew

Paul Haggis

Paul Haggis

Paul Haggis is the award-winning filmmaker who, in 2006, became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back – Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash (2005) which he himself directed. For Crash, he won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The film also received an additional four nominations, including one for Haggis' direction. Crash reaped numerous awards during its year of release from associations such as the IFP Spirit Awards, the Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA.

In 2006, Haggis' screenplays included the duo Clint Eastwood productions Flags of our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, the latter earning him his third screenplay Oscar nomination. He also helped pen Casino Royale, which garnered considerable acclaim for reinvigorating the James Bond spy franchise.

In 2007, Haggis wrote, directed and produced In the Valley of Elah for Warner Independent Pictures, Samuels Media and Summit Entertainment. The film, which starred Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron and Susan Sarandon was a suspense drama of a father's search for his missing son, who is reported AWOL after returning from Iraq. Jones earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance in the film.

Haggis's latest project, from 2014, is the ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, which he wrote, directed, and produced with HWY 61, the production company Haggis formed with his friend and producing partner Michael Nozik. HWY 61's first production was Haggis's The Next Three Days, starring Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, and Elizabeth Banks.

Haggis was born in London, Ontario, Canada and moved to California in his early 20s. For over two decades he has written, directed and produced television shows such as thirtysomething and The Tracey Ullman Show, and also developed credits as a pup writer on many Norman Lear sitcoms. He created the acclaimed, if short-lived, CBS series EZ Streets which the New York Times cited as one of the most influential shows of all time, noting, that without it "there would be no Sopranos."

Haggis is equally committed to his private and social concerns. He is the founder of Artists for Peace and Justice. Under this umbrella, many of his friends in the film business have come forward to build schools and a rehabilitation clinic serving the children of the slums of Haiti (www.APJNow.org). Haggis was a key element early this year in the 25th anniversary updating of the "We Are the World" video which he directed and was used to benefit Haiti relief.

Paul Breuls

Paul Breuls is a film director, producer and Chief Executive Officer of Corsan, a fully integrated international film development, financing, production and sales company.

Breuls received a Master's Degree in Law at the University of Brussels (VUB), as well as an MBA at the Vlerick-Leuvel-Gent Management School. After a brief academic career, he established himself as a lawyer specializing in finance before moving into the film industry.

In 1989, Breuls founded the film production and financing company, Corsan NV, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2003, he created the Corsan Tax Fund, which currently funds all of Corsan's film productions. Five years later, he added a sales department, Corsan World Sales, which sells and distributes Corsan's product.

In 2008 Paul Breuls' marked his directorial debut with The Hessen Affair and followed this in 2009 with Meant to Be.

As a producer, highlights include Killing Season directed by Mark Steven Johnson, Lee Tamahori The Devil's Double which was selected for Sundance and the Berlin 2011 International Film Festival, Suite 16 by Dominic Deruddere and Shades by Erik Van Looy.

Michael Nozik

A producer for over twenty years, Michael Nozik has made numerous award-winning films. In 1994 he received an Academy Award nomination for Quiz Show, directed by Robert Redford and in 2004 won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Picture in a Foreign Language for The Motorcycle Diaries. He is currently partnered with Paul Haggis at their production company, HWY 61, in Santa Monica, CA.

Most recently, Nozik produced HWY 61's THIRD PERSON, written and directed by Haggis. HWY 61's first production was Haggis's The Next Three Days. Amongst the company's upcoming projects that Nozik will produce is Rangers Apprentice a 10 book franchise action/adventure series of novels written by John Flanagan, which Paul Haggis will direct from a script he co-wrote with Alyssa Haggis. Also on the HWY 61 slate is Gold, a Black List script written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman, Cell 211 a remake of the award winning Spanish film Celda 211.

Prior to the formation of HWY 61, Nozik produced Love in the Time of Cholera directed by Mike Newell and starring Javier Bardem. He also produced the Academy Award winning Syriana, written and directed by Stephen Gaghan and starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Jeffery Wright.

In 2004, Nozik produced the highly-acclaimed film The Motorcycle Diaries directed by Walter Salles, starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

As a founding partner of Serenade Films, Nozik executive produced Game Six, directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr., 12 and Holding directed by Michael Cuesta, Great New Wonderful directed by Danny Leiner, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tony Shalhoub, as well as The Narrows.

As Robert Redford's partner, Nozik produced People I Know starring Al Pacino, Kim Basinger and Tea Leoni, The Legend of Bagger Vance directed by Redford and starring Matt Damon and Will Smith, How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog starring Kenneth Branagh and Robin Wright Penn, Slums of Beverly Hills starring Alan Arkin and Marisa Tomei, and She's The One with Edward Burns, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston.

Prior to partnering with Redford, Nozik produced three films with director Mira Nair, The Perez Family, Mississippi Masala, starring Denzel Washington, and finally, the Academy Award nominated Salaam Bombay.

His other producing credits include Thunderheart starring Val Kilmer, Crossing Delancey with Amy Irving and, for television, the Tony Hillerman novel, Skin Walkers.

Laurence Bennett

Laurence Bennett's feature film credits as a production designer include four collaborations with writer/director Paul Haggis: THIRD PERSON; The Next Three Days; In the Valley of Elah; and the Academy Award Best Picture, Crash (2006 ADG nomination). Bennett also designed Freedom Writers and Traitor. In 2012 Bennett was nominated for an Academy Award, BAFTA, ADG and BFCA awards for his work on the Academy Award Best Picture, The Artist. He also went on to receive a Cesar from the French Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema.

Bennett designed Robert Redford's The Company You Keep which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was in official selection at the Toronto and Stockholm film festivals. The film stars Redford, Julie Christie, Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon.

He is currently in production on Dark Places for director Gilles Paquet-Brenner with Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Chloë Grace Moretz.

TV drama work for Bennett includes Greys Anatomy, Once & Again, Mr. Sterling, Miracles, EZ Streets and Thief and most recently, the TV pilot series Hostages.

Bennett was educated at Occidental College, Los Angeles and Waseda University in Tokyo. After a stint in VISTA he moved to Ireland for ten years during which time he had a design practice in Dublin and worked in fringe theatre, exhibited his paintings and was a lecturer at the National College of Art and Design.

Travel continues to be an essential part of Bennett's life and his film work has taken him throughout the US, to Canada, England, France, Morocco, Argentina and Italy.

Gian Filippo Corticelli

Gian Filippo Corticelli was Director of Photography on Paul Haggis's 2014 ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, shot on location in Rome and Taranto, and in the Cinecitta studio. Corticelli was born in Bologna, Italy and from the early 1980s he worked as camera assistant in film, advertising and promotional videos. From 1990 he was director of photography on more than a hundred promotional videos and commercials and since 1996 has been DOP on a host of feature films and is a long-time collaborator with multi award-winning Italian actor/director Sergio Castellitto, including his Italian Golden Globe award-winning Don't Move (Non ti muovere) which Castellitto starred in opposite Penelope Cruz. Other titles Corticelli and Castellitto have collaborated on are Libero burro, La bellezza del somaro and Venuto al mondo.

Further film and TV drama highlights in his career include Hotel Paura, Distretto di polizia, Paz, Prima dammi un bacio, Volevo solo dormirle addosso, Maigret, Cuore sacro, Uno su due, Operazione pilota, L'amore e la guerra, Saturno contro, Questa notte è ancora nostra, Amiche mie, David Copperfield, La prima linea, L'ispettore Coliandro, Una musica silenziosa, Se sei così ti dico sì, Paura 3D, La donna della mia vita and Fiabeschi torna a casa.

In 2005 and 2003 respectively, Corticelli was nominated for a David Di Donatello Award for Cuore Sacro and La Finestra Di Fronte.

Sonu Mishra

Born and raised in India, Sonu Mishra is a costume designer based in Rome. She graduated in fashion design from Sophia College in Mumbai and moved to New York in 1989 where she started work in the wardrobe department at the Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway and at Odds Costume Rentals. She has been designing costumes for both Italian and international films for over a decade now.

Mishra designed costumes for the Rome production of Paul Haggis's 2014 ensemble drama THIRD PERSON. In 2011 she designed Sergio Castellitto's Twice Born starring Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch and most recently has designed for Renny Harlin's Hercules 3D. Sonu was assistant costume designer on Anton Corbjin's The American starring George Clooney and has designed for the Italian films Tutti Contro Tutti, Benvenuti Al Sud, Lezione di Cioccolato, Pa-Ra-Da, Piano Solo and Lezioni di Volo. She was wardrobe supervisor on Touchstone's When in Rome and Universal's Duplicity, costume assistant on Barry Levinson's Envy and costumier to Cameron Diaz and Jim Broadbent on Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York.

Television work includes the BBC mini-series Zen and the TV movie Leonardo as well as Nel Nome del Male for Sky Cinema and the mini-series Non Pensarci.

Jo Francis

Born in Ontario, Canada and now residing in Los Angeles, Jo Francis is an accomplished film editor whose feature film credits include three projects for Academy Award-winning writer/director Paul Haggis: THIRD PERSON, starring Liam Neeson and a large ensemble cast; The Next Three Days, starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks; and In the Valley of Elah starring Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron. She also edited the thriller The House of Usher for director Hayley Cloake. Most recently, she edited Gandhi of the Month starring Harvey Keitel for director Kranti Kanade.

Her major television drama credits include the Golden Globe Award-winning Lost created by J.J. Abrams, House starring Hugh Laurie which also received a Golden Globe; the TV adaptation of the Academy Award-winning Crash and most recently, Boss starring Kelsey Grammer and Connie Nielsen for which Grammer received a Golden Globe. Other highlights include the crime drama Deception, Life starring Damian Lewis, The Black Donnellys for Paul Haggis, American Dreams and Family Law.

Dario Marianelli

Dario Marianelli was born in Pisa and studied piano and composition in Florence and London. After a year as a postgraduate composer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he spent 3 years at the National Film and Television School.

Prior to his work on Paul Haggis's THIRD PERSON, Dario's film scores include Eat, Pray, Love, Atonement, V for Vendetta, The Brothers Grimm, The Brave One, Agora, Jane Eyre and Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. He has also written numerous ballet scores, chamber music, vocal and orchestral works, and incidental music for the theatre. Dario has worked with several prominent directors, notably British director Joe Wright, for whom he has scored four films.

Dario won the Oscar, Golden Globe and Ivor Novello Award in the Best Original Score category for the award-winning Working Title film Atonement, for which he was BAFTA nominated. He was also nominated for a Classical Brit Award in the Soundtrack Of The Year category for Atonement.

In 2006, he was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Score category for his music to Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice. This score won him the Classical Brit Award in the Soundtrack / Musical Theatre Composer Of The Year category and also earned him an Ivor Novello Award nomination.

Dario's most recent collaboration with Joe Wright was on the film Anna Karenina. For this, Dario was nominated for an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Original Score, and in May 2013 he won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Film Score for Anna Karenina.