The critics’ verdicts are still out on “Third Person,” the latest movie from director Paul Haggis, who is known for his complex, character-driven movies, such as the Oscar-winning “Crash” and “Million Dollar Baby.”
But what’s certain is he trusts Israeli actress Moran Atias, one of the producers of the film as well as one of the actors.
Now Haggis is in Israel with Atias, who wanted to show him around her homeland, and possibly pitch him another movie idea, she told Guy Pines.
“I’m going to take him to Jerusalem, so he can understand a little bit about this place,” she said.
Atias, who had a role in the TV version of “Crash,” started out as a model in Germany and Italy. She was later cast in several Italian films, and from there was successfully cast in several American and Israeli TV projects, including FX series “Tyrant,” from “Homeland” creator and fellow Israeli, Gideon Raff.
In “Third Person,” Atias plays Monika, an Albanian gypsy in Italy trying to save her kidnapped daughter.