Liam Neeson has been confirmed to star in crime thriller ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones,’ which will begin shooting in New York next year and is based on Lawrence Block’s popular crime novel of the same name.
The Irish actor will play Matt Scudder, the lead character in Block’s series of novels with the feature set to tell the story of alcoholic ex-New York policeman Scudder who, as an unlicensed private detective, is hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer.
Scott Frank (The Lookout) will write and direct the project, which originally was to star Harrison Ford (The Fugitive). Double Feature Films partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher are producing with Danny DeVito and his company, Jersey Films. Principal photography is set to start in New York City next February.
Neeson is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors having starred in three hit films released in 2012 so far: Open Road Films’ ‘The Grey,’ Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Wrath Of The Titans’ and Universal’s ‘Battleship.’
As previously reported on IFTN, the Co Antrim actor will star alongside Olivia Wilde (Cowboys and Aliens) in writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash) forthcoming feature ‘Third Person,’ which will begin filming in September.
Yesterday, in Cannes, Corsan World Sales announced that they will produce and finance ‘Third Person.’
Paul Breuls, CEO of Corsan said: “I am delighted to join forces with one of the world’s most creative and exciting filmmakers, Paul Haggis. Corsan has taken pride in providing great filmmakers with the platform to create artistic yet highly commercial films. ‘Third Person’ was exactly the type of material the we gravitate towards and the chance to work with Paul and Liam Neeson was an opportunity we aggressively pursued.”