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Liam Neeson Becoming 'An Ordinary Man' and Takes 'Last Stand'

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November 29, 2010
Source: Variety

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Though his upcoming slate already includes major roles in the board game adaptation Battleship, the Arctic thriller The Grey, the Clash of the Titans sequel and a small cameo in The Hangover 2, actor Liam Neeson will be even busier in the coming years. Variety recently spoke with Neeson about his crowded upcoming slate and the Irish actor revealed two more new projects that are also in his future. Apparently Neeson is committed to a role in Last Stand, another contemporary western from Ji-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird) and another indie called An Ordinary Man from Land of the Lost director Brad Silberling.

Last Stand will see Neeson playing a sheriff on the border between the United States and Mexico, and coming from Ji-woon Kim, you can bet he'll be partaking in some wicked awesome action. On the other end of the law, An Ordinary Man will have Neeson playing a fugitive war criminal modeled on former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic who's being hidden by his supporters. With so many projects in his future, it's unclear how soon these two recently revealed projects will get off the ground, but both sound like promising prospects for the actor who is still kicking ass at age 58. Like the sound of these new projects?

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  • lego
    im gonna guess that working so much is his way of dealing with the passing of his wife. poor guy
  • tra la la la la di da
    Ditto because since her death he's been non stop. It's what a lot of people do and I feel for the guy. At least he's doing a good job. I think if he took jobs and screwed them up it would show how much it was affecting his life but he's maintaining sanity with it so it shows he's not like...going to kill himself.
  • Cruzer
    #1 Yeah totally, it's odd and kind of premature to bring this up but it reminds of what Johnny Cash did after June passed away. He said he'd die if he wasn't always working on what he loved and that was his way of coping I guess as well. Regardless I'm always interested in what this man does, so bring it!
  • Sebastian Selig
    Still no TAKEN II on the line? Can't wait for that one (although UNKNOWN hopefully will be the right substitute to make waiting a little bit easier).
  • beavis
    liam neeson has been doing GREAT movies for many years...........so, that fact he continues to do great movies is NO surprise. i'm very interested in any movie he's in and i'm liking the subject matter for both of these upcoming projects. - although, i hope Kim isn't making what will amount to a martial arts movie with a western theme..............i'd HATE that.
  • Simon
    After Taken, Neeson can play what ever badass he wants. He's the man.
  • Fisherr
    Whatever Liam is in, i am in too.

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