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First look trailer revealed for Marlowe - Liam Neeson’s 100th film

Sky has today revealed the official trailer for gripping noir crime thriller, Marlowe, a new Sky Original film starring Liam Neeson in which he reaches an impressive career milestone with his 100th film.

The Hollywood star from Ballymena leads in the film alongside Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds), and Academy Award® winner Jessica Lange (King Kong, Feud) – plus an ensemble cast including Adewale Akinnuoye- Agbaje (His Dark Materials), Danny Huston (American Horror Story), Alan Cumming (Goldeneye), and Colm Meaney (Gangs of London).

Set in the elegant era of the late 1930s, this neo-noir crime thriller brings Old Hollywood to life as the film follows a private detective Phillip Marlowe (Neeson) who is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamourous heiress (Kruger). It looks an open and shut case, but Marlowe (Neeson) soon finds himself in the underbelly of Hollywood’s film industry and unwittingly drawn into the crossfire of a legendary Hollywood actress (Lange) and her subversive, ambitious daughter (Kruger).

The movie was shot in Barcelona with interior scenes filmed in Dublin.

Appearing last week on America's Today show, when asked what drew him to play the role, the Ballymena man jokingly replied, "Loads of money!"

Liam went onto explain:

"Bill Monahan (William Monahan) who is one of the top Hollywood writers, he adapted a book called 'The Black-Eyed Blonde' by John Banville, who happens to be Irish, a wonderful novelist. So Bill did a screenplay, Neil Jordan writer/director came on board, changed a few things and added to it. I've known Neil for 40 years. And then it was go!"

Asked about how he prepares for intensive action roles and movie stunts, Liam responded:

"I'm not one of these actors who spends two hours in the gym everyday. I do 30-35 minutes tops, six days a week. Very, very basic stuff - push-ups, sit-ups, stationary bike, that's it."

The Sky Original film will be released in cinemas and on Sky Cinema on 17 March and will also be available on streaming service NOW.


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