Thesp to star with Liam Neeson in Scott Frank pic

Olafur Darri Olafsson (“The Deep”) will take “A Walk Among The Tombstones” alongside Liam Neeson in helmer Scott Frank’s adaptation of the Lawrence Block book series.

“Tombstones” follows an ex-cop who partners with a fellow AA member to track down a pair of murderers.

Cross Creek Pictures and Exclusive Media will co-finance and produce, with Universal distributing domestically. Produced by Double Feature Films partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, and Danny DeVito’s Jersey Films, lensing begins later this month in New York.

Olafsson, repped by APA and U.K. agent John Grant of Conway Van Gelder, will portary a groundskeeper at a cemetery unknowingly embroiled in a killer’s violent plans. He just wrapped shooting “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” for Fox.

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