Liam Neeson to Clash with Ralph Fiennes
Liam Neeson has signed on for his first project since the death of his wife, Natasha Richardson: He'll star opposite Ralph Fiennes in Warner Bros.' remake of Clash of the Titans, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The Greek-god epic — directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) — features Neeson as Zeus, the king of the gods, and Fiennes as Hades, ruler of the underworld.
The two go head-to-head when Hades decides to overtake Zeus and become ruler of all. Fiennes and Neeson formerly squared off in Schindler's List.
The two actors join Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton and Alexa Davalos, as well as Sam Worthington, who plays Zeus' son, Perseus. Shooting begins later this month in the United Kingdom.
Although this deal was initiated before Richardson's death in a skiing accident, the project is the first Neeson has joined since the tragedy. He recently finished shooting Chloe, which he was working on at the time of his wife's death. Neeson's latest box office outing, Taken, became a surprise hit, raking in $140 million domestically.