'The police won't touch you, but I will' - Liam Neeson stars in Neil Jordan's Marlowe

LIAM Neeson returns to our screens this Friday night in the title role of Marlowe, a new Sky Original film directed by Oscar-winner Neil Jordan (Michael Collins, The Crying Game) and penned by the writer of The Departed, William Monahan.

Based on the novel The Black-Eyed Blonde by John Banville (writing as Benjamin Black), which saw the award-winning Irish author creating a new adventure for Raymond Chandler's iconic private detective Philip Marlowe, Neeson's 100th film also stars Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange, plus an ensemble cast including Colm Meaney, Alan Cumming, Adewale Akinnuoye- Agbaje and Danny Huston.

Set in the-1930s, this neo-noir crime thriller brings old Hollywood to life as the film follows private detective Phillip Marlowe (Neeson) as he's hired to find the ex-lover of a glamourous heiress (Kruger). It looks an open and shut case, but Marlowe (Neeson) soon finds himself in the underbelly of Hollywood’s film industry and unwittingly drawn into the crossfire of a legendary Hollywood actress (Lange) and her subversive, ambitious daughter (Kruger).

The Sky Original film will have a simultaneous release in select cinemas and on Sky Cinema on March 17 and will also be available on streaming service NOW.

Diane Kruger and Liam Neeson in Marlowe
Diane Kruger and Liam Neeson in Marlowe