A Walk Among the Tombstones (film)

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A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Scott Frank
Produced by Tobin Armbrust
Brian Oliver
Danny DeVito
Michael Shamberg
Stacey Sher
Screenplay by Scott Frank
Story by Lawrence Block
Starring Liam Neeson
Dan Stevens
Boyd Holbrook
Ruth Wilson
Sebastian Roché
Music by Carlos Rafael Rivera
Cinematography Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Edited by Jill Savitt
Cross Creek Pictures
Jersey Films
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s)
  • September 19, 2014 (2014-09-19)
Running time 114 minutes [1]
Country United States
Language English

A Walk Among the Tombstones is an upcoming American crime drama film based on a novel by Lawrence Block of the same name, directed and written by Scott Frank.[2] Film stars Liam Neeson,[3] Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, Ruth Wilson and Sebastian Roché. The film is scheduled to be released on September 19, 2014.


Former NYPD cop and private investigator Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) is hired by a drug dealer (Dan Stevens) to find his kidnapped wife in New York City.



The film adaptation of Lawrence Block’s novel had been in development for several years with a script from Scott Frank. In 2002, Harrison Ford was attached to star and D.J. Caruso to direct.[4] In May 2012, Liam Neeson had reportedly signed on to play Matt Scudder in the film, with Frank himself directing and production slated to begin February 2013.[5] Filming began on March 3, 2013 in New York City.[6] Producers invited author Block to the set to watch filming. On the casting of Neeson, Block said, "Readers often ask who'd be my ideal Matt Scudder, and I usually change the subject. But now it's safe to tell you that, ever since I saw him in Michael Collins, Neeson has been up at the top of my personal Scudder wish list. I couldn't be happier about either the star or the writer/director, both of them genuine artists and brilliant professionals. My book's in good hands."[7] The film was completed on October 8, 2013 and classified by the MPAA as rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity.[8] On October 18, 2013, Block tweeted that he had seen the film and revealed producers were aiming for a September 2014 release.[9] On January 30, 2014, it was announced the film would be released on September 19, 2014.[10]



The first official trailer of the film was released on May 29, 2014.[11]


  1. ^ "Recently Classified Movies". albertafilmratings.ca. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Liam Neeson to Take ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’". screenrant.com. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’, starring Liam Neeson, begins filming in Brooklyn". onlocationvacations.com. March 7, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jochimsen, Tino "Liam Neeson’s 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' will be huge" MoviePilot, April 23rd, 2013
  5. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike "Liam Neeson Takes ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’ In Production Deal With Exclusive Media And Cross Creek Pictures" Deadline Hollywood, May 17, 2012
  6. ^ Chtiwood, Adam "Production Begins on Scott Frank’s A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, and Ruth Wilson" Collider, March 3rd, 2013
  7. ^ Bloom, Dan "Liam Neeson Takes 'Walk Among the Tombstones'" The Wrap, April 11th, 2013
  8. ^ "A Walk Among the Tombstones Production Update" Movie Insider, October 9th, 2013
  9. ^ [1] October 18th, 2013
  10. ^ "Universal Dates Crimson Peak, Ouija, Pitch Perfect 2 and More!". ComingSoon.net. 2014-01-30. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  11. ^ Anderton, Ethan (29 May 2014). "Liam Neeson on 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' in Thriller Trailer". firstshowing.net. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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