If Non-Stop Is A Speed Knockoff, Julianne Moore Is Its Sandra Bullock
With Taken 2 currently dominating theaters after making an incredible $50 million this weekend, now's a great time for Liam Neeson to start setting up his next project-- and, as you might expect by now, he'll be putting his action skills to the test again. He's already set to lead Non-Stop, a thriller in which he'll play an air marshal responding to mysterious threats against the lives of the passengers on board. Now an actress has hopped on board to join him, and lucky for Neeson, she's a familiar face.
Julianne Moore, who starred opposite Neeson in the erotic thriller Chloe in 2009, has signed on to play Neeson's love interest, according to THR. She's described as "a feisty passenger who is good with electronics," which suggest they somehow manage to forge a romance on board a doomed plane. I can't be the only one who's now immediately thinking of Speed, and wondering if there will be some Dennis Hopper-style super villain lingering in the background and telling Neeson to keep an eye on that wildcat.
Non-Stop will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously guided Neeson through Unknown, the Europe-set thriller that even the makers of Taken 2 acknowledged was pretty damn similar to Taken. If Non-Stop winds up being as much of a Speed riff as it looks, they'll at least be spinning off from an older movie and giving Neeson yet another chance to be a badass. With Taken 3 now on the table, he show no signs of stopping.
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