Liam Neeson is shooting new action thriller In the Land of Saints and Sinners in Donegal
Hollywood A-lister Liam Neeson was spotted filming scenes for his new action flick, The Land Of Saints And Sinners, in County Donegal over the weekend.
Residents of the village of Glencomcille were delighted to catch a glimpse of the Taken star, who will be filming in the Donegal area over the next two months.
But what is the film about, who else is in it, and where can we expect to see it? Here’s everything you need to know.
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Set in a remote Irish village, The Land Of Saints And Sinners sees Neeson treading familiar territory as a newly retired assassin who “finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a trio of vengeful terrorists”, according to IMDB.
The new film reunites the Antrim-born actor with acclaimed filmmaker Robert Lorenz, who also directed him in The Marksman, which topped the US box office earlier this year.
The big-budget action-thriller also stars Ciarán Hinds, recently nominated for his Belfast turn, and Kerry Condon (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).
Veteran Irish actor Colm Meaney, Jack Gleeson (Joffrey in Game Of Thrones), Desmond Eastwood (Normal People), Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) and Conor MacNeill (The Fall) have also recently been added to the cast.
Neeson was spotted filming scenes in Glencomcille in which he wore a flat cap and drove a vintage car, followed by a cavalcade of other old-school vehicles, and another with him lighting a pipe outside a traditional Irish pub.
Filming is expected to take place in the Donegal villages of Glencolmcille and Kilcar, as well as the fishing port of Killybegs and surrounding areas, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
The rights to the major new film shot in Ireland have already been acquired by Netflix in the UK and Ireland, with deals also signed for release in other major territories including Latin America, Canada, Australia , continental Europe and Scandinavia.
Neeson recently appeared in the third and final season of Derry Girls, making a surprise appearance as the RUC Inspector in the second episode of the hit Channel 4 comedy series, much to the delight of fans.