Rade Serbedzija has joined Liam Neeson in the kidnapping thriller Taken 2.

The actor will play Murad, the father of a kidnapper slain by Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) in the first film. Murad is described as a vengeful man who gives orders and doesn't take them. Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When Murad swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.

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Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace will also be coming back to play there original roles. Luc Besson is set to produce.