RoboCop star Joel Kinnaman is finalizing a deal to star in the Warner Bros. thriller Run All Night. We reported in January that Liam Neeson signed on to play the lead.

The story follows a hitman (Liam Neeson) who must take out his former mafia boss to protect his family. Joel Kinnaman will play the assassin's estranged son, a chauffeur who witnesses a murder, putting his life in danger.

Jaume Collet-Serra is directing from a screenplay by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace). Roy Lee is producing for Vertigo Entertainment, alongside Brooklyn Weaver for Energy Entertainment. The producers are eyeing a fall production start.

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The project marks the third collaboration between Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously made Unknown and the upcoming Non-Stop together.

Joel Kinnaman will also return as Stephen Holder in the AMC series The Killing.