Liam Neeson pulls out of Lincoln movie

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Liam Neeson stars in an action thriller film co-written and produced by Luc Besson. As former black ops CIA operative Bryan Mills, Neeson's character is divorced and has neglected to keep a close relationship with his teenage daughter Kim. Now that he's retired, he hopes to make up for it. However when Kim and her friend travel to Paris for a summer vacation, she's kidnapped by an Albanian gang that plans to sell her to wealthy Arabs. That's when Mills flies into action, using his CIA connections and training to fight off his daughter's captors.
August 2nd, 2010

Liam Neeson is too old to play Abraham Lincoln.

The 'A-Team' star had been attached for several years to portray the former US president - who was assassinated in 1865 - in a Steven Spielberg-directed biopic but has now admitted he is no longer involved in the project.

Liam - who at 58 is two years older than the 16th US president was when he died - said: "I'm not actually playing Lincoln now. I was attached to it for a while, but it's now I'm past my sell-by date."

Though the Irish-born actor won't be starring as Abraham Lincoln in a movie, he will soon be seen playing another former US leader.

The 'Taken' star recently signed up to portray President Lyndon B. Johnson in Lee Daniels's civil rights drama 'Selma'.

The film - which will also feature Hugh Jackman, David Oyelowo and Lenny Kravitz - focuses on civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King's 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.