13 Apr 2009

Liam Neeson back at work

4:35 pm on 13 April 2009

Liam Neeson is to begin work later this month on his first film since the death of his wife, Natasha Richardson.

Neeson will play Zeus, king of the gods, in a remake of Clash of the Titans opposite Ralph Fiennes as Hades, ruler of the underworld.

This marks the first project for 56-year-old Neeson since Richardson's death in a skiing accident. He had signed to star in the movie before her death.

She died on 18 March after falling and hitting her head during a lesson at Quebec's Mont Tremblant two days earlier.

Warner Bros said the film is scheduled to begin production in Britain later this month.

The BBC reports Neeson recently completed work on the film Chloe, interrupting his filming schedule when Richardson was taken ill.

Clash of the Titans is a new version of a 1981 epic, which starred Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith.