Liam Neeson is in talks to star in The All Nighter.

The Taken actor is said to be taking on the lead role in the forthcoming crime thriller in which he would play the part of an ageing hitman who goes up against his former employers, according to Empire.

The film has been in development for nearly a year now, ever since Warner Bros. bought Out of the Furnace writer Brad Ingelsby’ script.

The project is currently without a director.

Neeson will next appear in Paul Haggis’ drama The Third Person, airplane action thriller Non-Stop and animated movie Lego: The Piece Of Resistance.