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Liam Neeson fans were hardly surprised earlier this year when the Irish badass joined the thriller action movie The Commuter, as that genre has become his bread and butter. Nevertheless, the movie sounded intriguing enough, and since then the movie's cast has slowly been unveiled. Back in June, The Conjuring's Vera Farmiga was added to the cast, and now it's been announced that she'll be reunited with her co-lead from that horror series, Patrick Wilson.
Variety dropped the news today that Wilson will be co-star alongside Liam Neeson in The Commuter, which will follow a salesman who is caught in a conspiracy on his way home from work and will have to identify one of the passengers on board his train before the last stop. Wilson will play a "trusted friend" of Neeson's character, while Farmiga will play the woman who boards the same train as the main character to provide him an "enticing offer."
While Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga have built impressive acting careers on their own, together they're known for playing Ed and Lorraine Warren (both real people) in The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2. Both movies followed the couple investigating paranormal activity across the United States in the 1970s. Wilson and Farming had goo chemistry in those horror-filled tales, so it's good to see that they'll be appearing in a different kind of movie together. That being said, it doesn't sound like their characters in The Commuter will be spending a lot of time together. The plot synopsis implies Liam Neeson's character will spend most, if not all, of his time on the train, so unless Wilson's character hops on during one of its stops, it doesn't sound like he'll share any screen time with Farming's character, but we'll have to wait and see. Who knows, maybe they'll get to chat together over the phone.
The Commuter will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, making this his fourth collaboration with Liam Neeson, following Unknown, Nonstop and Run All Night. Those latter two titles have the same kind of fast-paced action that it sounds like The Commuter will have, and since Liam Neeson has proved himself to be an enticing action star, this movie will hopefully be another exciting entry for his resume. The script was written by Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi. Before The Commuter hits theaters, Patrick Wilson's can be seen alongside Michael Keaton later this year in The Founder, while Vera Farmiga reprise Norman Bates' mother in the final season of Bates Motel.
We'll keep you updated on The Commuter's progress as more information comes in, including when exactly it will be released in 2017. In the meantime, let us know what you think of Patrick Wilson joining the cast in the comments below.