Based on the successful Taken film franchise, one might think that Liam Neeson is the only actor in Hollywood who could play an aging hitman. And his next film, Run All Night, would confirm that idea. The 62-year-old Neeson plays Jimmy Conlon, an aging hitman “forced to take on his brutal former boss to protect his estranged son and his family.” Run All Night is the third collaboration between Neeson and Catalonian director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop).
But loyal Liam Neeson fans — those who know he can act in serious dramas (Schindler’s List, The Good Mother) — will be rewarded this year too. Neeson will star in Martin Scorsece’s historical drama Silence, which is based on Shûsaku Endô’s 1971 novelof the same title. Neeson and co-star Andrew Garfield (Spiderman) will play two Jesuit priests in the 17th century who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.