Don’t hold your breath for a “Taken 4.”
Liam Neeson has hinted that his action-movie days are behind him, Cinema Blend reported Tuesday, noting comments the Northern Ireland-born actor made recently at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
“They’re still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff. I’m like, ‘Guys I’m sixty-[expletive]-five.’ Audiences are eventually going to go, ‘Come on,’” Mr. Neeson said, according to Cinema Blend.
Mr. Neeson’s latest silver screen incarnation is as the title character in “Mark Felt:The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” which debuted on Sept. 8 at TIFF and hits U.S. theaters on Sept. 29.
Felt, who died at age 95 in 2008, was the anonymous “Deep Throat” source in Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s Watergate reporting.
After that, Mr. Neeson’s next major film project is another action-packed outing, “The Commuter,” which director Jaume Collett-Serra described to Entertainment Weekly as “a very tight thriller.”
It’s “Something Hitchcockian and fast-paced, with good actors in it and good dialogue and an interesting premise,” he added of the picture, set on a commuter train. “It’s sort of like a little puzzle for the audience to solve. He enjoys those kinds of movies, I enjoy those kinds of movies, and we enjoy making them together.”
“The Commuter” will roll into the U.S. box office on Jan. 12.