Liam Neeson is set to star in Neil Jordan’s “The Trainer”, a horse-training drama being offered to buyers at AFM this week by HanWay Films.
Written by David Donohue, James Villemaire and Todd Komarnicki, the film will feature the “Taken” actor as John Moore, a premier horse trainer in the west of Ireland who, beset by tragedy, loses everything he cherishes and almost forgets to live. Into his life comes a teenage refugee, Nadya, who has fled her own horrors and now finds herself in a confounding new world. Their only connection to themselves, and ultimately to their own hearts, is a horse called Allabelle, who is about to prove that they may all have one race left inside of them.
Arthur Lappin, Komarnicki, Robin Gurland and Gregory O’Connor produce the film, which will commence filming in Ireland next summer.