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Friday 31 October 2014

Neeson to lend voice to bad raccoon

Liam Neeson will voice a villainous raccoon

Liam Neeson is set to voice a villainous raccoon in The Nut Job.

The Taken star will bring the baddie to life in Peter Lepeniotis' upcoming action-comedy, which is based on his short film Surly Squirrel, reported Heat Vision blog.

"Having the distinguished Liam Neeson lend his talents as the raccoon villain is the perfect finishing touch. His contribution fulfils that dramatic need in our comedy adventure. It's an honour working with him," the director said.

Brendan Fraser, Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl are also part of the voice cast of the 1950s-set comedy, following the adventures of mischievous squirrel Surly and his rat friend Buddy as they plan a nut store heist that gets out of hand.

The Nut Job is planned for release later this year.

Liam, who reprised his role as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills in Taken 2, will next star in Non-Stop with Julianne Moore. He will also be in Paul Haggis' The Third Person with Olivia Wilde, and has another voice-acting role lined up in Lego: The Piece Of Resistance.

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