Det. Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks) helps Nick (Sam Worthington), a wrongfully convicted man who escapes from prison to prove his innocence. In 'The Next Three Days', Banks played a character who is wrongfully convicted and escapes from prison.
The sign on the roof of Englander's: "24 HOUR ROOF REPAIR". This is the reason for the massive blue tarp. Coincidentally or not, it provided additional coverage for Joey Cassidy (Jamie Bell) and Angie (Genesis Rodriguez).