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‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ Trailer: Liam Neeson is an Unorthodox Private Detective

Liam Neeson stars in ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ which is finally coming to the big screen and now there’s a trailer to prove it. After a decade in development (at one point Harrison Ford and Joe Carnahan were attached), screenwriter/director Scott Frank is bringing the Lawrence Block novel to the big screen, and fortunately he has the perfect star for the material.

Neeson plays Matt Scudder, a former cop turned unofficial private detective, and here he gets a nasty case that involves kidnapping, torture, and murder. We’ve seen Neeson kick ass repeatedly over the last couple years (‘Taken’ turned him into one of the biggest non-superhero action stars), but this looks to be the smartest thriller he’s been involved with of late. Considering the source material, we’re hoping this is as good as it looks.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law.  When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last.  Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ hits theaters September 19. Here’s the film’s poster:

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