The project, based on the Harlan Coben novel of the same name, has been in development for several years, with Ben Affleck attached to direct back in 2011. The story centers on a pediatrician whose wife goes missing during an evening walk. When the husband tries to find her, he is severely beaten and, after she turns up dead, he is considered a prime suspect until the crime is pinned on a recently-apprehended serial killer. Several years later, more dead bodies show up in the same spot, as the children's doctor learns that his wife may be alive after all.
Chris Terrio (Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) wrote the screenplay, but Deadline reports that more work has to be done on the script before Liam Neeson becomes officially attached. Tell No One was previously adapted as a French film by Guillaume Canet in 2006, which lead to Universal picking up the rights for their own adaptation.