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Sophie McLaughlin

Marlowe: First look at new crime thriller starring Liam Neeson as private detective

The first theatrical trailer for new crime thriller Marlowe starring Liam Neeson has dropped ahead of its US release date next month.

Marlowe, directed by Neil Jordan and written by William Monahan, follows the story of private detective Philip Marlowe after he is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress in 1939.

The film is based on the 2014 novel 'The Black-Eyed Blonde' by John Banville who wrote it under the pen name Benjamin Black.

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Philip Marlowe was originally created by Raymond Chandler in the 1930s and became a reflection of the hardboiled crime fiction genre popular at the time.

Watch the trailer below...

A description of Marlowe reads: "Marlowe, a gripping noir crime thriller set in late 1930’s Bay City, centres around a brooding, down on his luck detective; Philip Marlowe, played by Liam Neeson, who is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger), daughter of a well-known movie star (Jessica Lange).

"The disappearance is the first twist in a series of bewildering events, and soon Marlowe is embroiled in a deadly investigation and web of lies that he’s determined to bring to light."

The Ballymena actor is joined by a star-studded cast in the project including Diane Kruger, Jessica Lange, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alan Cumming, Danny Huston, Daniela Melchior, and Colm Meaney.

It is set to be released in theatres in the US on February 15 with no official release date announced for the UK.


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