The 'Taken' star says he’s also working on a screenplay with Bono
Liam Neeson has confirmed he will appear with Mark Wahlberg in the sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 comedy Ted.
The Taken star’s latest thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones hits cinemas this Friday (September 19). The actor has also revealed he is working on a screenplay with old friend Bono.
Speaking during a Q&A after a special preview screening of his new film, Neeson said he would consider doing comedies: “As long as I’m the straight guy. If I try to be funny, I’m never funny. I’m going to do a little cameo in Ted 2.”
Neeson is also working with Bono on a screenplay. The pair have been friends for years. The actor told the Irish Independent: “We chat, or with him a lot of the time I just listen. He’s a wonderful man. He’s got an idea for a script which we’ve been working on for the past six years.” The film is said to be inspired by the Irish showband phenomenon of the ’70s.
Neeson voiced the cop in The Lego Movie but A Walk Among the Tombstones sees a return to more familiar territory. The Irishman plays private eye Matt Scudder in a story based on the novels of Lawrence Block.
Ted 2 is currently shooting. The first film was a surprise hit taking over £350m at the worldwide box office. It followed John (Wahlberg) and his relationship with his talking, drinking and smoking childhood bear Ted.