Liam Neeson Joins New Thriller ‘The Riker’s Ghost’
Liam Neeson is signing on for a new thriller titled The Riker’s Ghost.
The prison escape thriller will see Neeson, 70, reunite with director Neil Jordan. The pair previously worked together on the 2022 neo-noir thriller Marlowe, which also starred Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange. The
The Riker’s Ghost Will Begin Production in Fall 2023
The Riker’s Ghost, which has been written by Sean O’Keefe and Brian Rudnick, is set to begin filming this September. Neeson’s character will be a convict who is set for release. However, he is forced to break a terrorist out of prison.
Also signed on to the project are Alan Moloney and Steve Richards, who will produce the project for Parallel Film and Endurance Media, respectively. Jake Katofsky, Susan Mullen and Rupert Wyatt are also involved in the film as producers.
“This is a unique take on the prison escape. A bare-knuckle ride from incarceration to freedom, by someone who just wants to finish his term,” Neil Jordan says of The Riker’s Ghost. “The reluctant escapee will be played by Liam Neeson, and I can’t wait to explore this character with him.”
On the producing side of things, Alan Moloney also worked Neeson and Jordan on last year’s Marlowe. He’s also commented on the upcoming project stating, “I am thrilled to be joining forces again with Neil and Liam. We have put together an elite team to support Neil’s scripted and directorial vision. This one will have you on the edge of your seat.”
Liam Neeson Isn’t Leaving the Action Genre Anytime Soon
Fans of Neeson might be wondering if the star will ever start to slow down now that he is in his 70’s. However, he has commented on the speculation, noting he’s not leaving the genre anytime soon.
In a 2021 interview, Neeson said, “I just turned 69 years of age, and the conversations I have with my agent now are, ‘Liam, have you read this script? It’s an action script,’ and I say, ‘Chris, let me ask you this, they do know what age I am, right?’ ‘Yes, they do.’ ‘Okay, that’s all I want to know, thank you.'”