Liam Neeson to star in 'White Male'

Joins Dark Castle thriller directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Liam Neeson has signed to star in "Unknown White Male," a thriller from Dark Castle and Warner Bros.

Jaume Collet-Serra, who helmed Dark Castle's latest production, "Orphan," is directing; Joel Silver is producing.

The script, by Karl Gajdusek, centers on a doctor (Neeson) who, while visiting Berlin with his wife, is in a car accident that leaves him in a coma. He awakens to find that he seemingly has been replaced by another man, one with sinister intentions, leading the good doctor on a frantic quest to uncover the truth.

Shooting is due to begin in January in Berlin.

CAA-repped Neeson has been on a tear since the surprise success of the Pierre Morel action thriller "Taken." He is playing Zeus in Warner Bros. and Legendary's remake of "Clash of the Titans" and due to play Hannibal Smith in Fox's big-screen version of "The A-Team."

Neeson next stars in "Chloe," the thriller from Atom Egoyan set to premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.