Mark Williams, the co-creator of Netflix’s dark drama Ozark, which was just commissioned for a third season, is branching out into film, and is set to direct a thriller titled Honest Thief. Liam Neeson and Kate Walsh have signed on to star.
It will revolve around a career bank robber, to be played by Neeson, who meets the love of his life in Annie, a woman who works at the front desk of a storage facility where he has hidden over $7 million in stolen loot.
After falling head over heels in love, he resolves to wipe the slate clean by turning himself in. But when the case is turned over to a crooked FBI agent, things become much more dangerous and difficult.
In addition to Neeson and Walsh, Jai Courtney is in talks to play the crooked agent, while Jeffrey Donovan and Jeffrey Wright are in the mix for supporting roles. Solution Entertainment is selling the worldwide rights, so it’s still unclear where the film will land. Production is set to begin in Boston next month.
It’s the latest project for a busy Neeson, who is also set to appear in Steve McQueen‘s Widows as well as the Coen brothers-directed Netflix film, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, both opening within the next month.