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Liam Neeson and Ciaran Hinds in the upcoming thriller In the Land of Saints and Sinners.
Liam Neeson and Ciaran Hinds in the upcoming thriller In the Land of Saints and Sinners. Liam Neeson and Ciaran Hinds in the upcoming thriller In the Land of Saints and Sinners.

The first trailer has been released for Liam Neeson's upcoming movie, In the Land of Saints and Sinners, which was filmed on location across Donegal last year. 

In the movie, Neeson plays the role of a retired assassin who takes on a trio of terrorists in a remote Irish village.

The movie has an all-star cast including Belfast actor Ciaran Hinds, and Cushendun's Seamus O’Hara, who starred in the Oscar winning An Irish Goodbye.

It also features Dublin-born star Colm Meaney and Co Tipperary's Kerry Condon, who starred in The Banshees of Inisherin, Jack Gleeson, Desmond Eastwood, Sarah Greene, Conor MacNeill, Valentine Olukoga and Mark O’Regan.

Co Antrim Oscar-winner Seamus O'Hara
Co Antrim Oscar-winner Seamus O'Hara Co Antrim Oscar-winner Seamus O'Hara

Ahead of filming casting agents put out an appeal for GAA players with 1970s to be invovled as extras for a scene in which a men's Gaelic football game takes place. 

The Netflix blockbuster has been directed by Robert Lorenz, who worked with Neeson on the recent box-office hit The Marksman.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films took domestic rights and plans to release the movie theatrically this autumn.

It's president, Peter Goldwyn said: “With multiple Oscar nominees in front of and behind the camera, we’re confident that In the Land of Saints and Sinners will be another thought-provoking entry in Liam Neeson’s storied filmography and delight both critics and audiences alike."