Liam Neeson’s The Commuter is taking on more passengers. Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern and Jonathan Banks have joined the cast of the action thriller being helmed by Neeson’s Non-Stop helmer Jaume Collet-Serra. Lionsgate has set a October 13, 2017 release for the pic in the U.S.
Vera Farmiga co-stars with Neeson and will play a mysterious woman who boards a commuter train and proposes an enticing opportunity to Neeson’s character — one that has dire circumstances if he accepts. The film has Hitchcock-ian elements like North By Northwest and Strangers On A Train.
Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi wrote the script. The film is being produced by The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman and shooting begins July 25.
Collet-Serra and Ombra Films Partner Juan Sola exec produce and Studiocanal’s Ron Halpern is also a producer.