AFM: Liam Neeson to Star in Neil Jordan’s ‘The Trainer’

Liam Neeson has signed on to star in “The Trainer,” directed by Neil Jordan and written by David Donohue, James Villemaire and Todd Komarnicki (“Sully”). HanWay will be introducing the film to buyers at the AFM.

“John Moore (Neeson) is a premier race-horse trainer in the west of Ireland, who beset by tragedy, loses everything he cherishes, and almost forgets how to live,” according to a statement. “Into his life comes a teenage refugee, Nadya, who has fled her own horrors, and now finds herself in a confounding new world. Their only connection, to themselves, and ultimately to their own hearts, is a horse called Allabelle. Who is about to prove they may all still have one race left inside of them.”

The film is produced by Arthur Lappin, Todd Komarnicki, Robin Gurland and Gregory O’Connor. It was developed with the support of the Irish Film Board and set to start principal photography in Ireland next summer.

Neeson and Komarnicki are repped by CAA. Jordan is repped by Casarotto Ramsey & Associates and CAA.

CAA is arranging financing for the film and represents its domestic distribution rights.

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