Liam Neeson Hitman Drama ‘Run All Night’ Begins Production

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He may’ve turned 61 this year, but Liam Neeson remains as vigilant as ever when it comes to playing action heroes onscreen. The Oscar-nominee returns to theaters in early 2014 with Non-Stop, which is a single-setting thriller (set aboard a mid-flight airplane) that pits Neeson against a criminal madman who threatens to harm the passengers onboard (that’s what you get for flying Frontier…).

Non-Stop was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously collaborated alongside Neeson on the Hitchcockian mystery/thriller Unknown. The pair have clearly established a good working relationship, as they’ve now started production on a third film together: the drama/thriller Run All Night, which is shooting in and around New York City.

Warner Bros. has confirmed the start of principal photography on Run All Night, with Neeson headlining alongside Oscar-nominee Ed Harris (Gravity) and fan-favorite Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop (2014)) playing key supporting roles in the film. Here is the film’s official synopsis, based on the original screen story conceived by screenwriter Brad Ingelsby:

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy’s only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass.

But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy’s only penance for his past mistakes may be to keep his son from the same fate Jimmy is certain he’ll face himself…at the wrong end of a gun. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.

Rounding out the supporting cast for Run All Night are Oscar-nominee Nick Nolte (Gangster Squad), Vincent D’Onofrio (Escape Plan), Boyd Holbrook (The Host), Genesis Rodriguez (The Last Stand) and Patricia Kalember (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). In addition, some of the noteworthy behind the scenes talent working on the project include producer Roy Lee (Oldboy (2013)), director of photography Martin Ruhe (The American), production designer Sharon Seymour (Argo) and two-time Oscar-nominated editor Craig McKay (Europa Report).

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Ingelsby also co-wrote the upcoming awards season-friendly gritty drama/thriller Out of the Furnace, so that is probably a reliable indicator that Run All Night be heavier on the emotional intensity and weightiness (not so much “thrills”). Neeson is more than capable of bringing authentic world-weariness to the ruminative professional killer/mobster protagonist in the film (think a cross between Neeson in The Grey and Taken 1 & 2) – which bodes well for the final product.

Be sure and let us know if Run All Night sounds interesting to you in the comments section.


Run All Night doesn’t have an official release date yet – we’ll let you know when that changes.

Source: Warner Bros.

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  1. I like the sound of it, I just don’t like the idea that people will compare it to Taken and hope it stands out from the many similar movies over the years where a father has to protect his son/daughter from past mistakes.

  2. Hopefully it’ll be as good as pasta movies. Neeson is an actor in a class of his own. His resume speaks for itself. Hopefully they’ll learn from pasta mistakes and not be as much of a letdown as Unknown. I’ll see anything he’s in; pasta, present, and future.

  3. Run all night.
    Ate beans all day.
    For every action, there’s an opposite and equal reaction.
    (Tootin’s Law).

  4. This is good news. I look forward to watching this film. Mr. Neeson is such a great actor. I take my hat off.

    • Can’t wait to see this movie, Liam neeson is a great actor. This move was film in part of my hood ENY

  5. everytime i see Liam Neesons name i’m reminded of the Key & Peele skit hahaa

  6. I love liam neeson! but the director is a moron. they are filming in my neighborhood and me sick as a dog had to wait in the cold over an hour for my bus which they stopped 3 of my buses from coming thru without anyone elses knowledge and now i am even more sick . i talked to a few film crew members and they could care less and gave me false information more than once. so screw them.still love u liam!

    • I think they should compensate the tenants for this inconvenience to us all! their lights and noise and sounds are on & beaming into your apt til like 5:00am in the morning!! not fair to us as tenants and they have the money to pay! & ease our discomfort. who’s in charge? i feel like we tenants should protest this. they’re on there job but keeping us from getting up refreshed enough to go to ours! i almost called out this morning due to the freakin bright lights waking me up making me think it was 10am in the morning! & it was just 4am. i didn’t know what day it was when i woke up to all this light & sound. thought i was late for work or that it was the weekend. i’m sure they paid RY management who does not live on the premises, but what about the tenants who do?!

  7. i wish to be compensated for the lack of sleep due to this movie with all its lights, sounds and helicopters makings being filmed in my area (complex) & when i have to get up for work in the mornings!! what an inconvenience!

  8. the movie itself sounds great though.. looking forward to seeing it.. i love liam neeson movies. he’s a great actor. p.s. if you hear the dog barking in it, it was mine :-) he didn’t particularly like all those people hollering making noise out there and that helicopter flying all about shining light didn’t help too much either :-) i’m glad they’re finished filming over there though.. i just wonder why we as tenants did not get compensated for all the noise & inconvenience.. RY MGMT doesn’t live there on the premise, we the tenants do.

  9. This film has been in the making for a while I was in Richmond hill NY and was delayed while they had Jamaica ave shutdown to do some filming for the movie I can’t wait till it comes out so I can see it

  10. I saw a screening of this movie tonight and it is excellent! It will have your adrenaline pumping through the whole movie! A must see! #runallnight