This Liam Neeson Mystery-Thriller Is the #2 Movie on Netflix

For those who loved Liam Neeson in the Taken film series, this newly trending thriller on Netflix will surely be of interest.

In 2014, Neeson starred in a neo-noir mystery flick titled A Walk Among the Tombstones, which was based on a 1992 novel of the same name by Lawrence Block. A Walk Among the Tombstones was the tenth of Block's novels to feature Matthew Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who begins working as a private investigator.

Now, after the film adaptation was uploaded to Netflix just days ago, it has already jumped into the number-two spot on the site's list of most-watched films (right behind The Adam Project, a movie we called the “modern-day version of Back to the Future,” which has been sitting comfortably at the top spot).

In A Walk Among the Tombstones, Scudder is hired by a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) to track down a group of men who murdered his wife. But as Scudder embarks on this mission, he realizes that the men he's hunting have committed this crime before, and he races to find them before they can repeat their brutal act.

Alongside Neeson and Stevens, the movie stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Brian “Astro” Bradley (Red Band Society), Mark Consuelos (Riverdale) and David Harbour (Stranger Things).

The thriller was written and directed by Scott Frank, who in the years since, has been known for his work as a screenwriter on Logan, as well as writing and directing miniseries like The Queen's Gambit and Godless.

Based on a popular novel and featuring major names behind it? We will definitely be checking this one out.

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