Irish actor Liam Neeson has been confirmed to play President Lyndon Johnson  in the civil rights drama called "Selma.”

Neeson, whose career is on fire at the minute, will work with  Oscar nominated “Precious” director Lee Daniels.

At the Oscars this year , Daniels hinted that Neeson and Cedric the Entertainer were on board for his next project. However, it was only confirmed this week.

Lenny Kravitz and Hugh Jackman have already signed up for the movie.

The movie centers on the civil rights disputes that raged during the 1960s.

It primarily focuses on the historic marches staged by Dr. Martin Luther King in 1965 in Selma, Alabama.

David Oyelowo will play King, Jackman will star as the racist sheriff Jim Clark, and Kravitz has been cast as activist Andrew Young.

Cedric the Entertainer will play Ralph Abernathy.

Liam Neeson will be featured in the upcoming film "The Next Three Days"