Katheryn Winnick, Juan Pablo Raba Join Liam Neeson in 'The Minuteman'

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From left: Katheryn Winnick, Juan Pablo Raba, Liam Neeson

The action-thriller is set to start shooting next week in New Mexico and Ohio.

Katheryn Winnick and Narcos star Juan Pablo Raba are set to join Liam Neeson in Robert Lorenz's action-thriller The Minuteman.

The indie follows a rancher and Vietnam veteran, played by Neeson, who finds himself responsible for the life of a young boy being hunted by a cartel assassin (Raba). In addition to directing, Lorenz, Clint Eastwood's longtime producing partner, co-wrote the script with Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz. Production is set to begin next week in Ohio and New Mexico.

Winnick appears in the upcoming films Flag Day, in which she stars alongside Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller, and Wander, opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Aaron Eckhart. The Canadian actress, director and producer is best known for her starring role on History's Vikings.

Colombian film and TV actor Raba is best known for his role as Gustavo Gaviria on the Netflix series Narcos, and appeared in the Jennifer Garner-led action-thriller Peppermint and on the Netflix series Distrito Salvaje.

Voltage Pictures is handling international distribution rights to The Minuteman, Lorenz' follow-up to his directorial debut Trouble With the Curve, which starred Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman. The film also returns Neeson to the action-pic arena after his starring role in the Taken trilogy. His other credits include Widows, Schindler’s List, Michael Collins and The Grey.

The Minuteman is being produced by Tai Duncan, Mark Williams, Warren Goz and Eric Gold. James Masciello will executive produce, alongside Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter.

Neeson is repped by CAA; Winnick is with Alchemy Entertainment and CAA; and Raba is repped by The Gersh Agency and Impression Entertainment.