Liam Neeson set to star in thriller, “The Riker’s Ghost”, from “The Crying Game” director Neil Jordan
Capstone launching international sales ahead of EFM
Liam Neeson is set to star in director Neil Jordan’s (“The Crying Game”, “Marlowe”, “Interview with a Vampire”) upcoming thriller, “The Riker’s Ghost”, which was announced today by Capstone’s Christian Mercuri.
The leading Los Angeles-based production and sales company is handling international sales and will introduce to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market.
CAA Media Finance is handling US rights.
Parallel Film’s Alan Moloney and Endurance Media’s Steve Richards will produce.
Jake Katofsky and Susan Mullen will co-produce with Rupert Wyatt also serving as producer.
In addition to producing, Richards’ Endurance will also finance.
This is a reuniting in many ways for Jordan, Neeson, and Moloney, who recently teamed up to make the mystery thriller “Marlowe”.
Neeson and Richards, have worked together on a number of titles including the action thriller “Non-Stop”, which made over $222.8 million in global box-office, and mystery-thriller “Unknown”, which made $136.1 million in global box-office, among others.
The film, written by Sean O’Keefe (“Spenser Confidential”), Brian Rudnick (“Dungeons & Dragons”), and Jordan is set to commence principal photography from September 2023.
“The Riker’s Ghost” follows a convict set for release (Neeson) who is forced to break a terrorist out of prison, when his lawyer is kidnapped, as he is the only one who knows a way out.
"This is a unique take on the prison escape,” said Jordan. “A bare knuckle ride from incarceration to freedom, by someone who just wants to finish his term. The reluctant escapee will be played by Liam Neeson, and I can’t wait to explore this character with him.”
“I am thrilled to be joining forces again with Neil and Liam,” said Moloney. “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.”
One of today’s most recognizable stars, Neeson has appeared in some of the most iconic films including “Taken”, “Schindler’s List”, and “Batman Begins”.
With over 100 combined film, television, and stage credits to his name, Neeson has many new films plowing towards the screen, including “Retribution” from director Nimród Antal and Lionsgate.
Over the course of his career, Neeson’s films have grossed over $7 billion worldwide. Neeson is represented by Chris Andrews at CAA.
Jordan is best known as the director of Oscar-winning “The Crying Game”, the beloved hit that pulled at audiences worldwide.
He is also known for his work on a variety of titles including “Interview with a Vampire” starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, “Greta” starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert, “Michael Collins” starring Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, and Ian Hart, and “Breakfast on Pluto”, an Alan Moloney-produced drama starring Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson.