Liam Neeson Doing His Thing in Another Actioner


Go-to action star Liam Neeson is set to take down baddies again in A Willing Patriot, an action thriller given the green light by MadRiver Pictures, Film 360 and Hollywood Gang.

According to THR, the film will see the Oscar nominated actor play a CIA agent who becomes locked in a game of cat-and-mouse with a terrorist planning an attack. “He’ll risk everything, including his own life, to stop his foe and avenge his mysterious past.”

Attached to direct is Martin Zandvliet, known for small Danish dramas Applause and A Funny Man. He’ll be directing for a screenplay by Jason Keller, the scribe best known for Machine Gun Preacher, Mirror Mirror and Escape Plan.

“Liam Neeson is one of the defining actors of our generation and audiences will love him in this role,” MadRiver’s Marc Butan said.

“After seeing Martin’s new film Land of Mine, we knew he was an incredible storyteller and the perfect match to collaborate with Liam.”

While Neeson’s actioners are all starting to blur together, they’re still doing very well. The actor has said that a plan to move on from action is on the table, but when your third Taken film manages to pull over $325 million on a budget of just $48 million the temptation to keep it going is somewhat understandable. Neeson will next be seen playing himself in the upcoming Entourage movie.

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