Marlowe: Liam Neeson’s noir crime thriller directed by Neil Jordan lands a December release date

Marlowe, Liam Neeson, Open Road Films

Open Road Films is joining forces with Liam Neeson for Marlowe, a noir crime thriller boasting a star-studded cast that will make your head spin. Diane Kruger, Jessica Lange, Danny Huston, Alan Cumming, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian Hart, Colm Meaney, Daniela Melchior, and Francois Arnaud join Neeson as cast members, with Academy Award winner Neil Jordan (The Crying GameHigh SpiritsInterview with the Vampire) directing from a script by William Monahan.

Based on Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s book The Black-Eyed Blonde, Marlowe presents “a gripping noir crime thriller set in late 1930’s Bay City, centers around a brooding, down-on-his-luck detective; Philip Marlowe, played by Liam Neeson, who is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger), daughter of a well-known movie star (Jessica Lange). The disappearance is the first twist in a series of bewildering events, and soon Marlowe is embroiled in a deadly investigation and web of lies that he’s determined to bring to light.”

“We are very excited to continue working with Liam Neeson on Marlowe and celebrate his 100th movie with him. It’s the type of film we love to be part of: an incredible cast, an Oscar winning writer and director, and a gripping story that audiences are going to love,” said Ortenberg.

“I can’t imagine Marlowe without Liam Neeson,” commented director Neil Jordan. “But then, I can’t imagine Michael Collins without him either. Maybe you need an icon to play an icon – that said, I couldn’t feel more honored to be teaming with this living legend on his 100th movie, a project we’re all incredibly proud of.”

Open Road Films is bringing Marlowe to theaters for a wide release on December 2, 2022. I like the idea of Neeson playing a grizzled detective surrounded by shady types looking to lead him down the wrong path. Plus, we all know how tangled those Hollywood webs are. Marlowe will have to pull out all the stops if he hopes to solve this case. Bring it on.

Source: Open Road Films

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