Liam Neeson stars alongside his son Micheál Richardson in the explosive trailer for Made in Italy

Liam Neeson stars alongside his real-life son Micheál Richardson in the gripping trailer for upcoming blockbuster Made in Italy

Liam Neeson has appeared alongside his real-life son Micheál Richardson in the gripping trailer for Made in Italy.

The 68-year-old is starring in James D’Arcy’s upcoming blockbuster which follows an estranged father and son confronting their past while attempting to sell their run-down Tuscan villa.

Speaking to EW about how he landed the role, Liam said: ‘[It] came about not through an agent shoehorning you into doing a script because it will show another facet of your career.

Family: Liam Neeson has appeared alongside his real-life son Micheál Richardson in the gripping trailer for Made in Italy

‘James D’Arcy got in touch with me through my English agent and she said “Listen, I think you should read this, there’s something to it.” 

‘I did and I sort of fell in love with it, and she said, “Maybe this is something good for you and Micheál, your son.” And so it was kind of fate, I just felt like I had to do it.’

The drama-comedy is set to be released on August 7 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Dynamic duo: The 68-year-old is starring in James D'Arcy's upcoming blockbuster which follows an estranged father and son confronting their past while attempting to sell their run-down Tuscan villa

Dynamic duo: The 68-year-old is starring in James D’Arcy’s upcoming blockbuster which follows an estranged father and son confronting their past while attempting to sell their run-down Tuscan villa

Upcoming: The drama-comedy is set to be released on August 7 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Upcoming: The drama-comedy is set to be released on August 7 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

The release comes after the heart-breaking news that Liam’s mother Katherine ‘Kitty’ Neeson passed away – just one day before the actor’s 68th birthday.

Kitty, who was in her 90s, died earlier this month in her home town of Ballymena in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland

The announcement of her death was made at mass at All Saints Church in Ballymena, with the service broadcast on Facebook due to the regulations surrounding coronavirus.

Sad news: The release comes after the heart-breaking news that Liam's mother Katherine 'Kitty' Neeson passed away - just one day before the actor's 68th birthday (pictured in 2013)

Sad news: The release comes after the heart-breaking news that Liam’s mother Katherine ‘Kitty’ Neeson passed away – just one day before the actor’s 68th birthday (pictured in 2013)

Ballymena Daily reports the Parish Priest, Monsignor Paddy Delargy, said of her passing: ‘We pray for those that died recently….and Kitty Neeson. Her funeral arrangements will be later.’ 

While the Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Cllr Peter Johnston, added: ‘Very sorry to hear this news. 

‘As Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, I will be raising this at full council on Tuesday where we will be holding a minute’s silence. Rest in Peace, Kitty.’

Kitty is said to have lived in Ballymena’s Broughshane Road for quite some time, with Liam being a Freeman of the borough. 

Heartache: Liam's mother Kitty, who was in her 90s, died earlier this month in her home town of Ballymena in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland

Heartache: Liam’s mother Kitty, who was in her 90s, died earlier this month in her home town of Ballymena in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland

As well as the Taken actor, cook Kitty also had children Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen with husband Bernard ‘Barney’ Neeson.

MailOnline contacted Liam’s representatives for comment at the time. 

Kitty’s passing comes 11 years after Liam’s wife Natasha Richardson tragically died in a skiing accident in Canada.

Relatives of the 45-year-old actress made the heartbreaking decision to switch off her life support machine in 2009 after saying their final goodbyes after doctors told them there was no hope. 

An autopsy concluded that Natasha, who took a tumble during a skiing lesson, had died from a build-up of blood in the brain known as an epidural haematoma. 

Tragic: Kitty's passing comes 11 years after Liam's wife Natasha Richardson tragically died in a skiing accident in Canada (pictured in 2008)

Tragic: Kitty’s passing comes 11 years after Liam’s wife Natasha Richardson tragically died in a skiing accident in Canada (pictured in 2008)

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