Liam Neeson makes every movie better in my eyes. According to THR, the Irish actor has been cast in the Paul Haggis drama The Next Three Days. He’ll being joining the film that already features a few dramatic heavy weights such as Russell Crowe and Brian Dennehy. Neeson has been a busy bee these past few months, by working on such films as Clash of the Titans and The A-Team.

Production on The Next Three Days has already begun production in Pittsburgh, and is scheduled to wrap on December 12th. The film centers on a woman (Elizabeth Banks) imprisoned for a murder she claims she didn’t commit and her college professor husband (Crowe) who decides to break her out. Neeson will make a small, cameo-like appearance in the film as a man who escaped from prison several times and wrote a book about the subject. He gives advice to the professor.

The storyline sounds a little Silence of the Lambs in nature doesn’t it? The main character gets advice from a criminal who happens to be an expert in the area they need help in? I’m happy they acknowledged that his role wouldn’t be a major part of the film, because Neeson is currently shooting The A-Team on location. With his schedule so tight I wonder what made him decide to take this part? Perhaps, he really likes Paul Haggis’ work?

What do you think about Liam Neeson taking on a role in The Next Three Days?