Patrick Wilson Joins Liam Neeson in Action Thriller ‘The Commuter’

The move also reteams Wilson with his ‘Conjuring 2’ star Vera Farmiga.
Patrick Wilson is joining Liam Neeson in The Commuter, the latest action collaboration between director Jaume Collet-Serra and Neeson.

The move also reteams Wilson with his Conjuring 2 star Vera Farmiga, who is the female lead of the Studiocanal-backed project which will be distributed by Lionsgate.

The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing.

The script, by Philip de Blasi and Byron Willinger, centers on an insurance salesman (Neeson) in the midst of his daily commute who is forced by a mysterious stranger (Farmiga) to uncover the identity of a passenger before the train’s last stop.

Wilson has a key role in the thriller, playing the salesman’s trusted friend who helps him along the way.

The Commuter is the fourth movie Collet-Serra has done with Neeson after Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night. The pic currently is shooting in London.

Wilson is coming off starring in one of this summer’s biggest hits, The Conjuring 2, where he reprised his role of paranormal investigator Ed Warren (Farmiga plays his wife). The New Line horror sequel has grossed over $318 million worldwide.

Wilson, repped by CAA and Anonymous Content, next appears opposite Michael Keaton in The Founder.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Vera Farmiga Joins Liam Neeson in Thriller ‘The Commuter’

“The Conjuring 2” star Vera Farmiga is coming aboard the Liam Neeson thriller “The Commuter.”

Jaume Collet-Serra is directing the film, marking the fourth collaboration between Neeson and Collet-Serra, who teamed up on last year’s “Run All Night,” 2013’s “Nonstop” and 2011’s “Unknown.”

Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi wrote the script for Studiocanal and the Picture Company. Shooting is expected to start this summer.

The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing. Collet-Serra will also serve as executive producer along with his Ombra Films partner Juan Sola.

Lionsgate bought U.S. rights for “The Commuter” and the “Our Kind of Traitor,” starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, in November at the American Film Market.
“The Commuter” centers on a businessman caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Farmiga will play a mysterious woman who boards a commuter train and proposes an enticing opportunity to Neeson’s character.

Collet-Serra, a native of Spain, has been in post-production on Sony’s “The Shallows,” starring Blake Lively. The thriller hits theaters on June 24.

His other credits include the “House of Wax” remake in 2005 and 2009’s “Orphan,” in which Farmiga starred.

Farmiga is repped by CAA, manager Jon Rubinstein and attorney Jodi Peikoff. News was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Source: Variety