Liam Neeson is to star in the long-awaited A Walk Among The Tombstones, a mystery based on a popular crime novel.
The Wrath Of The Titans star will feature in the film which is adapted from the book of the same name in the Lawrence Block series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Exclusive Media and Cross Cree Pictures disclosed the news on Thursday, when announcing they had struck a three-year development, 50-50 financing and producing deal.
Liam will play Matt Scudder at the time he's an ex-New York policeman and unlicensed private detective who is hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer.
Scudder was previously played by Jeff Bridges in the 1986 adaptation 8 Million Ways To Die.
The project was long set up at Universal, and had Harrison Ford attached to star at one point.
Cross Creek announced last year it would finance the film, with DJ Caruso as director.
A Walk Among The Tombstones will be the first project to fall under the deal between Cross Creek and Exclusive.