Fresh off the success of his shark thriller THE SHALLOWS, director Jaume Collet-Serra is moving on to his fourth collaboration with Liam Neeson, a Hitchcockian thriller called THE COMMUTER.
Said to be in the vein of Hitchcock’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, THE COMMUTER was written by Philip de Blasi and Byron Willinger. It tells the story of
a mysterious woman that makes an offer to an insurance salesman to uncover the identity of a passenger before the train’s last stop.
Neeson will be playing the salesman, and the supporting cast is set to include a pair of actors whose presence will likely give horror fans’ interest in this project a substantial boost: THE CONJURING and THE CONJURING 2 stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who displayed fantastic chemistry in those haunted house films, will be reuniting to co-star in THE COMMUTER.
Farmiga will be playing the mysterious woman whose request gets the thriller rolling, while Wilson will be playing the saleman’s trusted friend who helps him along the way. This makes it certain that I will be watching this movie, if just to see Wilson and Farmiga share the screen again.
The cast will also include Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, and Jonathan Banks.
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing THE COMMUTER, which Lionsgate will be releasing into theatres on October 13, 2017.
Collet-Serra and Neeson previously worked together on UNKNOWN, NON-STOP, and RUN ALL NIGHT.