Liam Neeson’s mysterious Berlin adventure has just gotten a little bit of color — blonde, that is. The mystery/thriller has added two lovely ladies to its cast — “Mad Men’s” January Jones (below) and “Inglourious Basterds'” Diane Kruger (left). The film will find Neeson, fresh off his hit “Taken”, playing a doctor who is in Berlin for a medical conference, but instead ends up in a coma for his troubles. Don’t you hate it when that happens?
Of course, getting into the coma was just the beginning. When our good doctor wakes up, he discovers that someone else has assumed his identity, but no one will believe him, including his wife (to be played by Jones). Fortunately for our good guy, he gets some help from a sure-to-be-spunky Berlin taxi driver played by Kruger. (I mean, come on, she’s a hot woman driving a taxi. Gotta be spunky, right?) Together, they must prove his identity and take him off the unknown white male list.
I suppose it would be too much to hope that Neeson’s doctor is a former special forces commando or CIA badass who must use his skills to blow up half of Berlin to prove his innocence? Granted, that would be way too similar to “Taken”, but let’s face it, if Steven Seagal can play the exact same character in all 500 of his movies, why can’t Liam Neeson?
Director Jaume Collet-Serra (“Orphan”) is set to begin production on the film late January 2010 on location in Berlin for Dark Castle and producer Joel Silver. Collet-Serra will be directing from a script by Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell and Karl Gajdusek.