Liam Neeson to Star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls



Liam Neeson has been added to the cast of the upcoming film adaptation, A Monster Calls. The film is based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Patrick Ness.

A Monster Calls is set in present-day England, it features a boy who struggles to cope with the consequences of his mother’s terminal cancer; he is serially visited in the middle of the night by a monster who tells stories.

Juan Antonio Bayona will direct the feature. Ness adapted the screenplay for Focus Features. It is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 14, 2016. Neeson joins previously announced Felicity Jones. There is no word on what his character in the movie will be, all that is known is that he will play one of the monsters.

Author Ness and illustrator Kay won the Carnegie Medal and the Greenaway Medal in 2012, the “year’s best” children’s literary awards by the British librarians (CILIP). A Monster Calls is the only book whose author and illustrator, whether two persons or one, have won both Medals.

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