Preview of politics drama, with Liam Neeson as FBI man irked by political interference from White House, who fed info vs. Nixon to Washington Post reporters
‘A Monster Calls’, JA Bayona’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’s hit teen novel, arrives in cinemas on New Year’s Day. It tells the story of 13-year-old Conor O’Malley, a troubled young boy struggling to come to terms with his mother’s terminal illness. At 12:07am each night Conor (Lewis MacDougall, ‘Pan’) is visited by a huge walking yew tree who tells him three tales to help him come to terms with his situation.
Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating passion project ‘Silence’ (in cinemas on New Year’s Day) fits the bill on both definitions of the word. To finally get this version of the film – starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson – off the ground, sacrifices had to be made. Originally budgeted for $100m (£80m), ‘Silence’ was finally greenlit in early 2015 with a massively reduced budget of just $46m (£37m) after last-minute funding fell through.
Liam Neeson has resigned as president of his childhood boxing club, following a reported row over his support for changes to abortion laws in Ireland. Neeson was the head of the All Saints Amateur Boxing Club in his hometown of Ballymena, where he’d trained from the age of nine. A spokesperson confirmed Neeson had stood down, but made no further comment.
Martin Scorsese will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday (20 November) morning to discuss his latest film, a religious epic starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. It’s not clear if Francis will be in attendance at the second, more private screening taking place on Thursday.
Concerns have been raised about Liam Neeson after the actor was photographed looking gaunt on the streets of New York on Saturday. Gossip site Radar added fuel to the speculation by claiming the usually beefy actor has “cleared his schedule” but his spokesperson says “he has just completed work on one film and starts another in September.” - Worst Movie Photoshop Fails - Star Wars Casting News - Dad’s Hilarious Taken Note Whether the dramatic weight loss is for an upcoming film role, or the ‘Schindler’s List’ star has simply taken up a new fitness regime is not yet clear, but his IMDB page states that he currently has two films in post-production - Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ and JA Bayona’s ‘A Monster Calls’. Above: Neeson as we’re used to seeing him, pictured in March His forthcoming action thriller ‘A Willing Patriot’, due to shoot in South Africa later this year, doesn’t sound like the sort of role that requires a drastic physical transformation, so what could be behind this change in appearance?
Liam Neeson’s ‘Taken’ character Bryan Mills has become the unlikely saviour of an exasperated father who got fed up with his messy kids. The unidentified dad used Mills’ iconic speech from ‘Taken’ to threaten his kids who refused to “put their dishes in the dishwasher” with having their wifi privileges revoked, leaving this brilliantly passive aggressive note above the sink. Shared by Reddit user labuzan the note has since been viewed thousands of time online, doubtless inspiring other antagonised dads to do the same thing. The note reads: I don’t know who you are.