Irish superstar Liam Neeson is gearing up for a new action thriller role which will be set in the Rocky Mountains.
Neeson will star as snow plough driver Nel in the film ‘Hard Power’. His character is a perfect citizen but is set on a revenge mission after his son was killed by a drug dealer.
This leads to a turf war between a Native American mafia boss and a gangster known as the Viking.
Production company Studiocanal issued a statement that said: “Fuelled by an unwavering drive for vengeance and armed with heavy machinery, this unlikely hero sets out to dismantle the cartel with extreme prejudice, and he’s not stopping until he gets to the top of the food chain.
“Liam Neeson plays an ordinary man driven to extraordinary lengths, a hero in the mold of Clint Eastwood in ‘Unforgiven’ or Bruce Willis in ‘Die Hard’.”
Neeson is also expected to add a touch of his famous wry Irish humour to the part, according to Studiocanal’s Ron Halpern.
Filming will start next month in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
The studio added: “Bringing a new perspective to the lone underdog character was what attracted Liam Neeson from the very beginning.”
It promises to be a must-see film when it is released, but fans will be able to see plenty of Neeson in the coming year as he is set to star in the spy biopic ‘Felt’ and the action thriller ‘The Commuter’.
Viewers last saw Neeson on the big screen in Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed ‘Silence’.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling