Irish actor Liam Neeson's latest role in "Charlie Johnson In The Flames" brings him back into the thriller genre. 

The "Taken" star is on board to appear in the movie as the titular character; a BBC war correspondent assigned to cover civil unrest in the Congo.

The picture, directed by Tarik Saleh, is based on the novel from Canadian ex-politician and academic Michael Ignatieff.

The story follows Johnson as he perseveres to expose the truth about the death of an innocent woman. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson becomes entangled in a web of violence and intrigue when he discovers the corruption that caused her murder.

Neeson has a strong track record with thrillers - with his major movies grossing over $7 billion worldwide.

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Neeson is also preparing to film "Normal People", a love story set in Belfast.

We have some exciting news! Liam Neeson & Lesley Manville are set to star in new feature film, Normal People, which will begin Principal Photography in Belfast this July.

Further information can be found here: https://t.co/9U1aP4usUm #MadeInNI pic.twitter.com/QQqaGjPteS

— NI Screen (@NIScreen) April 11, 2018

The dad-of-two will appear opposite Lesley Manville. The movie follows a longterm couple who are struck with a shock cancer diagnosis.

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Liam Neeson in "The Commuter"