James Nesbitt, Liam Neeson in 'Heaven'

BBC film centers on soldier killed in Northern Ireland

LONDON -- James Nesbitt and Liam Neeson are to star in "Five Minutes of Heaven," a new BBC film about the troubles in Northern Ireland.

"Heaven" will be made by Big Fish Films in association with Ruby Films for BBC2, with Pathe acting as the international distributor for the film outside the U.K. and Ireland.

Scripted by Guy Hibbert, the film examines the impact of the murder of a 19-year-old Catholic soldier on his family and friends.