Olivia Wilde signs up to star with Russell Crowe in “The Next Three Days”

Irish-American actress Olivia Wilde

"House" star and Maxim’s sexiest woman of the year Olivia Wilde has signed on to star with Russell Crowe in “The Next Three Days,” which will be directed by Oscar winner Paul Haggis.

The film also stars Elizabeth Banks and Irish-American Brian Dennehy and is a remake of the French movie “Pour elle.”

The film tells the story of a woman who is arrested for Murder (Banks) and the efforts of her husband (Crowe) to prove her innocence.

Wilde, who stars in the upcoming critically acclaimed indie film “Fix,” which was directed by her husband Tao Ruspoli. The actress, who is a dual Irish/U.S. citizen, is also back on the small screen in season six of “House.”

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