NEW YORK — After a yearlong hiatus, Liv Tyler (“Stealing Beauty”) is moving back in front of the cameras with a vengeance. The 20-year-old has won the female lead in Touchstone’s “Armageddon,” which she’ll do between roles in “Plunkett & Macleane” and “Eugene Onegin.”
Tyler will play Bruce Willis’ daughter in the actioner “Armageddon,” which also stars Ben Affleck. Michael Bay is directing and Jerry Bruckheimer, Bay and Gale Anne Hurd are producing.
Before that pic, Tyler will travel next month to Prague for “Plunkett & Macleane,” the directorial debut of Jake Scott, Ridley’s son. A production of Polygram’s Working Title Films, “Plunkett” has been described as an 18th-century “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Pic stars Jonny Lee Miller and “The Full Monty’s” Robert Carlyle as highwaymen with hearts of gold.
After wrapping that pic, Tyler will segue to “Armageddon” before appearing opposite Ralph Fiennes in the film adaptation of the classic Russian verse novel “Eugene Onegin.” The last production of Rysher Entertainment, “Onegin” will mark the directorial debut of Martha Fiennes, Ralph’s sister. Pic begins lensing in St. Petersburg in February.Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler, took time off after a year of nonstop filming that began with Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Stealing Beauty,” continued with Tom Hanks’ “That Thing You Do!” and finished with Pat O’Connor’s “Inventing the Abbotts.” Before “Beauty,” she appeared in James Mangold’s “Heavy.”
Her deals were brokered by her agent, Scott Landis at CAA, and her attorney, Barry Hirsch.