Taken 3 Targets Forest Whitaker


Movement on Taken 3 is happening today as Deadline reports that Forest Whitaker is in talks for a leading role and that Taken 2 helmer Olivier Megaton has signed on to return for the third entry in the successful franchise.

Whitaker, who recently played the title character in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, will join the returning Liam Neeson (who is said to be receiving nearly $20 million to reprise his role as Bryan Mills) with Maggie Grace expected to be back as well. Robert Mark Kamen and Luc Besson will again provide the screenplay for the third film which, as Kamen noted last year, will offer a new twist on the franchise formula.

Released in 2012, Taken 2 pulled in more than $375 million worldwide, beating the original Taken‘s total gross of $226 million.

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