Exclusive Media and Cross Creek Pictures announced during the Cannes Film Festival that Neeson will star in â€œA Walk Among the Tombstones.â€
The film is about a former NYPD cop, who is now an unlicensed private eye and recovering alcoholic, is hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer. He operates just outside the law where the police donâ€™t go to track down the kidnappers, who he discovers have been involved in multiple kidnappings and brutal murders.
It is written and to be directed by Scott Frank (â€œThe Lookoutâ€) and based on the author Lawrence Blockâ€™s â€œMatt Scudderâ€ book series.
According to a press release, the project is the first of a three-year 50-50 co-financing, co-producing and co-development for a minimum of two feature films per annum with budgets up to $65 million.
Double Feature Films partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher are producing along with Danny DeVito and his company, Jersey Films.
â€œA Walk Among the Tombstonesâ€ will be released through Universal Pictures and principal photography will begin February of next year in New York City.
Source: Press Release