Liam Neeson to Star in Action Thriller 'The Minuteman'

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Voltage Pictures will shop director Robert Lorenz's film about a Vietnam veteran caring for a young boy being chased by a cartel in Cannes.

Liam Neeson has returned to the action-star realm after nabbing the lead role in director Robert Lorenz's The Minuteman, with Voltage Pictures to shop the action thriller in Cannes to international buyers.

The Minuteman follows a retired Vietnam veteran who finds himself responsible for the life of a young boy being hunted by a cartel. Lorenz, Clint Eastwood's longtime producing partner, will direct the film starting in September from a script he co-wrote with Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz.

The Minuteman is Lorenz' follow-up to his directorial debut Trouble with the Curve, starring Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman.

The film also returns Neeson to the action pic arena after his starring role in the Taken trilogy and other movie credits like Widows, Schindler’s List, Michael Collins and The Grey.

CAA and UTA Independent Film Group will jointly shop the U.S. rights to The Minuteman. The film is produced by Tai Duncan, Mark Williams, Warren Goz and Eric Gold. James Masciello will executive produce, alongside Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter.

Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter negotiated the deal to represent the film with producers Williams and Goz.

Neeson is repped by CAA. Lorenz is repped by UTA and Keith Fleer. Charles and Kravitz are repped by Zero Gravity Management.