It’s been over two months since Liam Neeson signed on to star in the thriller, Unknown White Male, but finally some Known White Females have joined him, in the shapely forms of Diane Kruger and January Jones.
Neeson will play a man who awakens from a coma only to find that some dastardly fiend has stolen his identity. Now, like Arnie at his best, he wants it back.
Jones, enjoying renewed attention thanks to her wonderful turn in the TV show Mad Men, will play Neeson’s doubting (and very young – she’s 31, he’s 57, which begs the question: how long was he in the coma, and how old was she when they married?) wife, who may or may not be involved in the conspiracy surrounding her husband.
Kruger will play a taxi driver who becomes Neeson’s ally as he tears through Berlin, hopefully much as he tore through Paris in Taken, in search of the truth. And if all taxi drivers in Berlin look like Diane Kruger, we’re booking our flights right now.
Spanish director Jaume-Collet Serra will call the shots on the Dark Castle film, making it his third collaboration with producer Joel Silver, after House of Wax and this year’s outrageous Orphan.
Filming will begin in January in Berlin on a movie that Warner Bros., who are distributing, must be hoping will turn out to be an unofficial sequel to Taken.