Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds filming new Netflix thriller in Donegal

The Irish actors have been spotted in County Donegal, filming for a new Netflix thriller, In the Land of Saints and Sinners.

Netflix has released our first look at the new thriller set in Donegal, starring Irish actors Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds.

In a twist on the common nickname for Ireland, ‘The Land of Saints and Scholars’, the new movie is entitled In the Land of Saints and Sinners.

Set in a remote Irish village, the movie stars other big names from across Ireland. The cast line up features Colm Meaney, Jack Gleeson, and Kerry Condon, among others.

A stunning backdrop – set in a remote Irish village

Liam Neeson filming new Netflix thriller in Donegal.
Credit: Netflix

The breathtaking scenery of County Donegal will act as the perfect backdrop for the Netflix thriller, starring Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds.

The actors have been spotted throughout the county over the past couple of months. Eagle-eyed fans have spotted the actors as filming for the upcoming movie.

Filming locations that will feature in the Netflix thriller include the villages of Glencolmcille and Kilcar. Filming has also taken place at the fishing port of Killybegs and surrounding areas.

So, Donegal locals can expect to see plenty of recognisable locations when the movie hits the popular streaming site.

Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds filming new Netflix thriller in Donegal – two great Irish actors

The actors have been spotted around Glencolmcille.
Credit: Fáilte Ireland

Known primarily for his role as ex-Secret Service agent Bryan Mills in the thriller franchise Taken, Neeson is one of Northern Ireland’s best-regarded actors.

Leading up to his 70th birthday tomorrow, the actor has been spotted across County Donegal filming for the upcoming movie.

The Land of Saints and Sinners will see the Ballymena man take on the role of newly retired assassin Finbar. Drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse with a terrorist trio, the movie will have audiences at the edge of their seat.

Joining Neeson in the star-studded lineup is fellow Irish actor Ciarán Hinds. Hinds is most recently recognised for his role of Granda in Belfast. Colm Meaney of The Banker, also from Northern Ireland, also stars.

First look – pictures released by Netflix

Liam Neeson filming new Netflix thriller in Donegal.
Credit: Netflix

Filming in Donegal is coming to an end. So, Netflix has released images from the new thriller starring Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds.

One picture shows a sombre-looking Neeson pointing a gun directly at the camera. Meanwhile, in another, both Neeson and Hinds can be seen standing at a cliff.

With the stunning Donegal scenery in the background, Neeson can be seen pointing a gun out to sea.

Robert Lorenz, who worked with Neeson on The Marksman (2021), is directing the new Netflix thriller. Locals from the wider Donegal area have been hired as extras for the new film. Those will a ‘rugged look’ will be seen in a scene featuring a GAA game.

The film is currently in production, and, as yet, there has been no release date given.

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