Hollywood’s love of older man-younger woman relationships continues apace with the news 59-year-old Liam Neeson and 28-year-old Olivia Wilde will be dating in Paul Haggis’ film Third Person. Vulture reports they’ve both signed on for the movie.
Haggis also having a little to say about the story, confirming that “It’s about three story lines, three love stories, three relationships in three different cities that combine in a very odd way: New York, Paris, Rome.”
News of the movie first emerged in a report in the New York Post last week, which said that the film revolves around a nightlife reporter. However the director says that aspect is only a small part of the story. “I wanted one of them to have a job in New York. So after writing the script, I thought, ‘Oh, party reporting, that would be great.’ But literally, it’s just that. The character is not based on anyone, or anything like that. Imagine, the Post not having the correct information!”
Olivia Wilde will be playing the aforementioned journalist, with Liam Neeson as her boyfriend. The director wants to begin shooting in August, although it isn’t certain how firm that start date is. It’s only yesterday that it was revealed Neeson had signed on for the thriller Non-Stop, but it isn’t known whether that ot Third Person will shoot first.