Farmiga’s entry onto the film comes on the heels of the box office success of her previous project, the aforementioned Conjuring 2. That movie’s impressive performance will likely see her reprise the role of paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in the future, although it will probably be some time after she finishes her work on The Commuter.
Meanwhile on the small screen, Farmiga will feature again in Bates Motel, appearing in the show’s fifth and final season. Other recent projects she has been attached to are Burn Your Maps and Boundaries.
The Commuter will be the second time Farmiga has worked with director Jaume Collet-Serra, having previously worked with him on Orphan. It also will be Serra’s fourth collaboration with Neeson after directing him in Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night:
In The Commuter, Neeson will play a businessman whose daily commute home gets him caught up in a criminal conspiracy as he learns of a deadly plan unfolding on the train. Farmiga will play a mysterious woman who gives Neeson an enticing and deadly offer.
The screenplay was written by Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi, with production expected to begin later this summer. The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing the film, with Serra executive producing along with his Ombra Films partner Juan Sola.
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