Memory: Guy Pearce and Monica Bellucci cast in Liam Neeson thriller

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Martin Campbell’s indie crime thriller Memory is adding Guy Pearce (Memento, Bloodshot) and Monica Bellucci (Spectre, Nekrotronic) to its cast. The duo will join Liam Neeson, who is set to lead the film, with Harold Torres (Self), Taj Atwal (Truth Seekers, Line of Duty), and Ray Fearon (Hamlet, The Foreigner) rounding out the cast.

Memory is based on the book De Zaak Alzheimer by Jef Geeraerts and the Belgian crime drama The Memory of a Killer, directed by Erik Van Looy.

Per DeadlineMemory follows Alex Lewis (Neeson), an expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision. When Alex refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization, he becomes a target and must go on the hunt for those who want him dead. Veteran FBI agents Vincent Serra (Pearce), Linda Amistead (Atwal), and Mexican intelligence liaison Hugo Marquez (Torres) are brought in to investigate the trail of bodies, leading them closer to Alex, but also drawing the ire of local tech mogul Davana Sealman (Bellucci). With the crime syndicate and FBI in hot pursuit, Alex has the skills to stay ahead, except for one thing – he is struggling with severe memory loss, affecting his every move. As details blur and enemies close in, Alex must question his every action, and who he can ultimately trust.

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Black Bear Pictures will pony up the dough to finance the film, which has Oscar-winner Cathy Schulman producing through her Welle Entertainment studio, alongside Rupert Maconick, Black Bear’s Michael Heimler, and Arthur Sarkissian. Teddy Schwarzman and Ben Stillman will executive produce via Black Bear Pictures, with Peter Bouckaert and Rudy Durand.

Will Liam Neeson ever stop hunting people who did him wrong on the silver screen? I certainly hope not. Every time I see Neeson standing at the forefront of another action flick, I chuckle at the thought of him being “retired” from such projects. Eventually, he’ll have to give up the ghost, but today isn’t that day, and we’re all better for it.

Memory is currently filming in Bulgaria.

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