Liam Neeson In Talks To Be General Douglas MacArthur

In South Korean war film Operation Chromite

Liam Neeson In Talks To Be General Douglas MacArthur

by James White |
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He’s spent a lot of time recently playing characters in the middle of the action, usually rescuing members of their family, or stopping terrorists on planes. Liam Neeson is looking to take a break from actual fighting to play a famous military type in South Korean war film **Operation Chromite.

Neeson is in talks to star as World War II hero and five-star general Douglas MacArthur, who led the United Nations forces during part of the Korean War. He was seen as a great commander, but removed from his position when he made statements that ran counter to the American administration’s policies.

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The film’s focus, however, will be the 1950 Battle of Incheon, a big turning point in the war between North and South Korea, with UN forces launching a surprise attack against the North. The war, which spanned three years in the 1950s, ended with a stalemate that persists to this day. John H. Lee is directing the movie from a script by Lee Man-Hee, and they’re busy locking in other cast members to play Korean soldiers on the front line. Production should kick off before the end of the year. Neeson will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s Silence and Juan Antonio Bayona’s fantasy pic A Monster Calls.

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