He ran the road very much Taken three times, his path was Unknown, his world turned Grey for a little while, he saved the day Non-Stop, he took A Walk Among the Tombstones and just this year decided to Run All Night. Now Liam Neeson is back in action once more for a new action-thriller.
Deadline reports that Neeson is in final talks to star in A Willing Patriot, a high stakes film about a CIA agent who tries to outsmart and capture a terrorist who is planning an attack. Other sites like Coming Soon and The Hollywood Reporter add details to that plot, including that the character goes to South America to foil the terrorist from there and that it will be a cat-and-mouse game in which Neeson’s character will risk his life and his family “stop his foe and avenge his past.”
The film is being directed by Martin Zandvliet – whose films include the critically acclaimed Danish dramas Applause, A Funny Man and the upcoming war movie Land of Mine – for MadRiver Pictures, Film 360 and Hollywood. The script is written by Jason Keller, who previously wrote the likes of Machine Gun Preacher, Mirror Mirror and Escape Plan.
MadRiver’s Marc Butan had this to say about the project:
Liam Neeson is one of the defining actors of our generation and audiences will love him in this role. After seeing Martin’s new film Land Of Mine, we knew he was an incredible storyteller and the perfect match to collaborate with Liam.
It’s the sort of role Neeson could play in his sleep by now but here’s hoping it’s more in line with A Walk Among the Tombstones than Taken 3. The actor is currently filming Martin Scorsese’s Silence and will next be seen in this summer’s Ted 2 and Entourage.