Liam Neeson is Marlowe in new Neil Jordan pic

Screenplay is written by William Monahan of “The Departed”

Liam Neeson will play Raymond Chandler’s iconic detective Philip Marlowe in a new film from acclaimed director Neil Jordan (“Interview with the Vampire”) and Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan (“The Departed”).

“Marlowe” will shopped at the virtual Cannes market by Storyboard Media and CAA Media Finance.

According to Deadline, the film will be based on the classic novel “The Black-Eyed Blonde, the 1950’s-set film will see private detective Marlowe (Neeson) hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress. Initially it looks an open and shut case, but Marlowe soon finds himself in the underbelly of Hollywood’s film industry and unwittingly drawn into the crossfire of a legendary Hollywood actress and her subversive, ambitious daughter.”

Shooting is due to kick off October 2021 with filming due to take place in LA and Europe.

The character of Marlowe had previously been played on the big screen by greats such as Humphrey Bogart, James Garner, Robert Mitchum, Danny Glover and James Caan.

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