Irish actor Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson is set to begin work on his first movie since the tragic death of his wife Natasha Richardson.

Neeson has signed on to play the Greek god Zeus in a remake of the "Clash of the Titans."

This marks the first project for Neeson since Richardson's death in a freak skiing accident.

The actress died March 18 after falling and hitting her head on a beginner's ski slope March 16.

Neeson will star in the film opposite longtime family friend Ralph Fiennes, who costarred with Richardson in 2005’s “The White Countess.”

Fiennes, who was by Neeson's side at Richardson's funeral last month, will play Hades, ruler of the underworld.

The film, from “The Incredible Hulk” director Louis Leterrier, will begin shooting later this month in Britain.
The epic film will also star Bond actors Mads Mikkelsen and Gemma Arterton.