'In The Lands of Saints and Sinners' will be a devastating game of cat and mouse.

Acclaimed Irish actors Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds are teaming up for the first time in a new thriller film which is expected to begin production next year.

Entitled 'In The Lands of Saints and Sinners', Neeson will play a "newly retired assassin", who, you guessed it, gets dragged back into the job he so desperately wants to leave behind.

According to Deadline, his character will get embroiled in "a lethal game of cat and mouse with a trio of vengeful terrorists". Hinds will star in an as-yet-undisclosed role, but perhaps he'll play one of these nasty terrorists.

The thriller will be set in a rural town in Ireland, with principal photography set to begin in March 2022.

Neeson will be teaming up once again with director Robert Lorenz, who helmed his forthcoming Amazon Prime film 'The Marksman'. Set to release this November on the streaming service, Neeson plays a former Marine whose new solitary life as a rancher comes crashing down when he tries to protect a boy on the run from members of a vicious cartel.

'In The Lands of Saints and Sinners' is the latest in a long list of thriller films starring the Ballymena-born actor. Ever since the 'Taken' trilogy, he has become an unexpected action hero. There's just something oddly charming and undeniably likeable about him leading a thriller/action film - no matter how formulaic it seems or however many get churned out.

Ciarán Hinds has appeared in countless action/drama hits both on film and on our TV screens. His most recent release is the upcoming 'Belfast' with Jamie Dornan and Judi Dench; he also stars in RTÉ's new crime/drama series 'Kin', which draws to a close this weekend.

Expect to hear more about 'In The Land Of Saints And Sinners' next year.