Liam Neeson’s ‘Hotel Tehran’ Starts Filming in Atlanta and Eastern Europe in August

Cameras will soon be set up at ‘Hotel Tehran.’ The filming of Guy Moshe’s action thriller will start in Atlanta, Georgia, and Eastern Europe in August. As reported earlier, Zachary Levi and Liam Neeson are headlining the cast. Moshe collaborated with Mark Bacci to write the screenplay, which was inspired by an original concept from Bazzel Baz, a former CIA Intelligence Special Operations Group Officer.

The film revolves around a group of disgraced, war-torn ex-CIA operators who, disillusioned by the end of the war in Afghanistan, set out to Tehran to take down a life-changing score. Neeson will portray Larry, a character described as “complex, irreverent, and inspired by real people.” Moshe commented on the actor, stating, “I’m thrilled to welcome Liam Neeson to ‘Hotel Tehran.’ He is a true thespian and an icon in our industry. The character he plays, Larry, is complex, irreverent, and inspired by real people. I know his fans around the world will relish seeing him inhabit this distinct role and I can’t wait to be there to capture it.”

Neeson’s upcoming projects include a reboot of ‘The Naked Gun,’ directed by Akiva Schaffer, in which he takes on the role of Frank Drebin Jr. The actor most recently starred in ‘In the Land of Saints and Sinners’ as Finbar Murphy, a World War II veteran and widower living a quiet life in a small Irish village. Murphy leads a double life as a hitman for an underworld boss, but the “Troubles” in Ireland pull him back into vigilante justice. The actor appeared in the action thriller ‘Retribution’ as Matt Turner, a bank executive who receives a bomb threat while driving his children to school, with the ultimatum that the car will explode if they stop and get out.

Levi recently portrayed Terrence Tango in ‘Spy Kids: Armageddon,’ which revolves around the children of the world’s top secret agents who accidentally aid a game developer in unleashing a computer virus that grants him control over all technology. This forces the kids to become spies to save their parents and the world. The actor also played the DC Comics character Shazam in ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods.’

Moshe most recently directed ‘LX 2048,’ a film about a fatally ill man trying to secure his family’s future in a world where the sun’s toxicity forces people to stay indoors during the day. His credits include the action thriller ‘Bunraku,’ which follows a young man on a quest for revenge who encounters a much greater challenge than he expected. Furthermore, the filmmaker co-wrote the screenplay of ‘Into the Grizzly Maze’ and directed the movie ‘Holly.’

Eastern Europe is a significant filming location of ‘Chief of Station,’ a CIA-based action thriller. Atlanta previously hosted the shooting of the action movie ‘The Family Plan’ and the crime thriller ‘Reptile.’

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