Shockingly, we can’t always have Liam Neeson handle all the bad guys himself. That’s why we have news from The Hollywood Reporter that Joel Kinnaman is in talks to join the cast of “All Nighter,” a Neeson project to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Brad Inglesby wrote the script, which was formerly titled “Run All Night.”
Here’s the story:
The plot concerns an aging hitman (Neeson) who is forced to take on his brutal former boss to protect his estranged son and his family. Kinnaman will play the son who, as a chauffeur, witnesses a murder and needs to be eliminated.
Sounds like familiar territory for the latter day Neeson.
Kinnaman is best known for his role on AMC’s “The Killing,” but has been building quite a big screen resume both here and in this native Sweden. He starred in the mega Swedish hit “Snabba Cash” and has completed its sequel, which I think will come out this year. He was in last year’s “Safe House,” will be seen in the upcoming indies “Lola Versus” from Noah Baumbach and “Knight of Cups from Terrence Malick. Then next year he stars in the remake of “RoboCop.” So plenty of Joel Kinnaman on the way for you.
“All Nighter” is looking for a fall production start.