Maggie Grace (“Lost”) has landed the female lead opposite Liam Neeson in the thriller Taken, a co-production between Luc Besson’s Europa Corp. and 20th Century Fox, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Pierre Morel will direct from a screenplay by Besson and Robert Mark Kamen.
Grace is set to play the estranged daughter of Neeson’s character who is kidnapped and forced into the slave trade. Neeson’s character is a former spy who uses his skills to rescue her.
Shooting begins this month in Paris.
Besson is producing alongside Pierre-Ange Le Pogam and India Osborne.