Elizabeth Banks, who last came to Pittsburgh to make a porno, could be returning here.
Variety reports on its Web site that the actress is in final negotiations to star opposite Russell Crowe in "The Next Three Days," the Paul Haggis movie that will shoot here this fall.
It's an adaptation of the 2008 French nail-biter "Pour Elle" or loosely "Anything for Her" about a wife and mother convicted of a murder she insists she did not commit and her husband's desperate efforts to free her.
The movie will be set in Pittsburgh and Crowe will play a teacher, who will function as an Everyman caught in a nightmare when his family is wrenched apart and his faith, belief and morals are tested.
Banks starred with Seth Rogen in Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," shot here in early 2008. The above photo, by Kimberley French, shows Banks and Emily Browning in "The Uninvited."