Liam Neeson to 'Tell No One' in Adaptation of Harlan Coben's Thriller
This weekend, Liam Neeson heads into thriller territory again for Universal Picture in A Walk Among the Tombstones, and he's already in the midst of lining up another one. Deadline reports the studio is looking to reteam with Neeson by making him the star of Tell No One, the adaptation of Harlan Coben's thriller novel that was already turned into the French thriller of the same name directed by Guillaume Canet. Previously, the new adaptation was set to be directed by Warrior helmer Gavin O'Connor, and before that Ben Affleck was going to direct the film, but it appears there's no director attached to the project anymore. Read on!
However, Affleck's Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio has already completed a script for the adaptation. The story follows a doctor who was suspected of his wife's murder eight years ago and finds himself the suspect of murder again when two bodies are found near where his wife's body was found. However, the real twist comes when an e-mail arrives with a photo of his wife, alive and well. Reportedly the script needs to be reworked slightly before a deal is finalized for Neeson to star in the film. It's still early days on the project, so this iteration could just as easily fall apart like the previous attempts. Either way, it's clear that Universal is confident in Neeson to give them another solid thriller, and hopefully the script from Oscar-winner Terrio will provide the backbone this film needs to work. Stay tuned to see how this all shakes out.