You don't exactly expect the Feds to bust in on your idyllic family breakfast to arrest your wife for murder, but that's exactly what happens to Russell Crowe in The Next Three Days, a thriller from Crash director Paul Haggis. Elizabeth Banks plays his presumed-innocent wife, Laura, in this remake of French film Pour Elle.
When Crowe's character can't use the legal system to get Laura out of prison, he goes rogue to break her out, employing an ex-con who's done it before (Liam Neeson) to help him. Crowe and Banks make an interesting married couple, and the intense, action-driven drama is definitely Crowe's forte, so my interest is piqued. Watch the trailer and try not to squirm at that harrowing final image when you read more.