BREAKING: Warner Bros has locked Liam Neeson to star in the Brad Ingelsby action film Run All Night, and they are negotiating with Jaume Collet-Sera to direct. The studio is aiming for a fall start. While Neeson is getting to the age where you don’t want to run much anymore, he’s thriving as an action star, after Taken and its sequel, and it doesn’t look like he’ll stop running and kicking ass anytime soon. He plays a mob hitman who, in a single night, is forced to take on his former boss. The guy has to protect his son and family, and winds up on the run from the mob and the authorities with his estranged son. Neeson and Collet-Sera are currently shooting Non-Stop for Silver Pictures, and they’ve been eyeing this as a return match. They also teamed for the thriller Unknown.
Project is being produced by Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment along with Brooklyn Weaver, and John Middleton is executive producer. Studio bought the script in a preemptive spec deal a year ago. Lee, based on the studio lot, is in production on Oldboy for Good Universe, and LEGO for Warners Bros. Lee and Middleton are also executive producers of Bates Motel which airs on A&E in March.
Ingelsby recently delivered a go-draft of Hold On To Me for Indian Paintbrush, the U.S. remake of The Raid for Screen Gems and XYZ prods, and is also writing Point Blank for Working Title with Mark Wahlberg attached to star and Stephen Levinson producing. The scribe’s repped by WME and Energy, and Neeson and Collet-Serra are repped by CAA.