‘Batman Begins’ actor Liam Neeson joins the cast of ‘Memory,’ an action film from ‘GoldenEye’ and ‘Casino Royale’ director Martin Campbell.
The ensemble cast also features Guy Pearce (Iron Man 3), Monica Bellucci (On the Milky Road), Harold Torres (ZeroZeroZero), Taj Atwal (Truth Seekers), and Ray Fearon.
Neeson will portray Alex Lewis, an “expert assassin” who has “a reputation for discreet precision.” Collider reports that the movie is being filmed in Bulgaria.
According to Variety, the film follows Alex who refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization, he becomes a target and must go on the hunt for those who want him dead. Veteran FBI agents Vincent Serra (Pearce), Linda Amistead (Atwal) and Mexican intelligence liaison Hugo Marquez (Torres) are brought in to investigate the trail of bodies, leading them closer to Alex, but also drawing the ire of local tech mogul Davana Sealman (Bellucci). With the crime syndicate and FBI in hot pursuit, Alex has the skills to stay ahead, except for one thing — he is struggling with severe memory loss, affecting his every move. As details blur and enemies close in, Alex must question his every action, and who he can ultimately trust.
This is familiar territory for Neeson, who has been featured in several action films including ‘The Taken’ trilogy, ‘Unknown,’ ‘The Commuter,’ ‘Clash of the Titans,’ and its sequel ‘Wrath of the Titans.’ He also continues to work in dramas such as ‘Ordinary Love’ and ‘Made In Italy.’
Scriptwriter Dario Scardapane is basing the action flick on “De Zaak Alzheimer,” a novel by Jef Geeraerts as well as the Belgium film “The Memory of a Killer,” directed by Erik Van Looy.
Financing will be provided by Black Bear Pictures with Michael Heimler and Arthur Sarkissian producing. Oscar-winning Welle Entertainment exec Cathy Schulman and Rupert Maconick. STX will handle international distribution.
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