Set in the Rocky Mountains, Neeson will play Nel, an upright snowplow driver who is awarded a Citizen of the Year prize by his glitzy Colorado ski town. His life takes a drastic turn when his son is murdered by a powerful local drug kingpin. Nel’s vengeance causes a relentless battle between Native American mafia boss and the deadly gangster known as a Viking.
Hard Powder goes in line with Neeson’s affection for roles that follow an action hero who is seeking revenge as a result of a personal vendetta and/or tragedy which started with his turn as Bryan Mills in the Taken franchise. This led to similar roles in films like Non-Stop, Unknown, and The Grey.
Neeson recently starred in Martin Scorsese’s Silence and voiced the titular “monster” in A Monster Calls. He continues his streak of action thriller roles in the forthcoming pic The Commuter opposite Vera Farmiga.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer