Liam Neeson has grown a reputation for making hard man movies in the last few years, but there’s certainly a lot more to him than that. Now Screen Daily reports that he is set to star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s fantasy, A Monster Calls.
Felicity Jones has also signed up for the film
Patrick Ness has written the script based on his children’s fantasy novel which follows thirteen-year-old Conor O’Malley. He has to deal with his mother’s sickness, school bullies and a yew tree in his backyard that turns into a monster and tells him strange stories. However the monster/trees’ stories give him the tools to come to terms with the truths of life.
Neeson will be the monster (or at least its voice). A October 2016 release has already been set.