Liam Neeson Finally Ready to Quit Action Movies

Liam Neeson Finally Ready to Quit Action Movies

Liam Neeson has been one of Hollywood's best regarded leading men for almost three decades, but in recent years has been known for popular action movies such as Taken, Non-Stop, and Run All Night. That's according to Sky, which says Neeson expressed his growing disinterest in action movies during an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"They're still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff", Neeson insisted.

"I'm like: 'Guy's I'm sixty-f******-five.' Audiences are eventually going to go: 'Come on'".

While we tend to disagree that filmgoers will ever get sick of seeing Neeson kick ass on the big screen, he does make a good point about his ubiquity in the genre.

Fans of Neeson action work don't need to worry just yet, as there are still two more action movies to come from the Ballymena native.

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In The Commuter, which is due out in January (18), Liam plays a businessman caught up in a criminal conspiracy, while in Hard Powder he will star as a snowplough driver caught in a dispute with drug dealers.

This is the screenwriting debut of writers Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi, but it seems like they've crafted something that fits right in the wheelhouse of the career resurgence Neeson has experienced since the unexpected smash hit of 2008's Taken.

There's a new trailer for Commuter, his latest collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows), and it sets up the premise for another tension-filled thriller like their 2014 movie Non-Stop.

The actor's next film, opening this week in Toronto, is a Watergate drama titled Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House. He plays the high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation official who was the Washington Post's "Deep Throat" source in the scandal.

Neeson will also have a role in Steve McQueen's new flick Windows.

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