Elizabeth Banks joins The Next Three Days August 26, 2009 Elizabeth Banks joins Russell Crowe in The Next Three Days. Elizabeth Banks is to take to star in Paul Haggis’s The Next Three Days. The actress will reportedly play Laura, a woman who claims that she has been falsely imprisoned for murder. Russell Crowe will play her husband, who is desperate to ensure her release. The suspense drama is a remake of Fred Cavaye’s 2009 French thriller Pour Elle. Shooting is expected to start in September.