Liam Neeson to 'Tell No One' in Adaptation of Harlan Coben's Thriller

September 18, 2014
Source: Deadline

Liam Neeson

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.

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  • NathanDewey
    Always up for a Neeson thriller. Despite how much I didn't like Non Stop I'm excited for Walk Among the Tombstones. He's a great lead.
  • Go_Gal
    Sorry no. I watched the French version and what I loved about it was the fact that the main character was an ORDINARY MAN who was completely out of his depth when crazy violent crap kicked off. Liam-Grizzled-badass-Nesson can't play that any more. And isn't this beginning to get tired Liam?
    • Bo
      Couldn't agree with you more. The French version was an excellent film and there is no way they will make a better movie. They might, might make a decent film, but they just cannot make a better one than the French film. In my opinion it was near flawless. I've read all of Coben's books and couldn't believe it when I discovered that a French film was being made from the material; that film turned out to be better, really than the book! And yes, Liam needs to go away...nah...good for him for working as much as he is, but I'm gettin' a bit wary of him on the screen and have passed on his last several efforts.
    Neeson could just crank out this cookie cutter thriller/action pieces for the rest of his career and I would be a very happy camper. I think it is great to see how well he fits these roles.




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