Liam Neeson to Star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls

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Liam Neeson will play the title character in director Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the award-winning childrenÂ’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness.

A Monster Calls is a drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his motherÂ’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith.

Ness adapted the screenplay for Focus Features’ October 14, 2016 release, which also stars Felicity Jones.