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Liam Neeson is framed for murder in first 'Taken 3' trailer

Liam Neeson is framed for murder in first 'Taken 3' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) --"Taken 3" sees Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) go on the run to pursue his wife Lenny's (Famke Janssen) killer after he is framed for her murder.
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Scarlett Johansson is a crazy first-time driver in new 'Lucy' clip

Scarlett Johansson is a crazy first-time driver in new 'Lucy' clip

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) --Scarlett Johansson's character takes a French police officer (Amr Waked) on a wild ride around Paris in a new clip from "Lucy."
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Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' gets new release date

Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' gets new release date

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) --"Lucy," directed by Luc Besson, is scheduled to hit theaters July 25, two weeks earlier than originally planned.
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Scarlett Johansson stars as a superhuman in trailer for 'Lucy'

Scarlett Johansson stars as a superhuman in trailer for 'Lucy'

April 2 (UPI) -- Scarlett Johansson stars in "Lucy" as a drug mule who gains superhuman intelligence and strength after she accidentally ingests the drug she is carrying.
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Kevin Costner channels Liam Neeson in action-packed '3 Days to Kill' trailer

Kevin Costner channels Liam Neeson in action-packed '3 Days to Kill' trailer

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The 58-year-old acting veteran steps back into a leading man role, following his turn as Superman's adoptive father in "Man of Steel."
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Michelle Pfeiffer: Robert De Niro a great influence on film sets

Michelle Pfeiffer: Robert De Niro a great influence on film sets

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Michelle Pfeiffer really enjoyed working with Robert De Niro on the set of The Family. She even told reporters the movie veteran makes cast and crew fell "at ease."
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Report: Liam Neeson could earn $20M for 'Taken 3'

Report: Liam Neeson could earn $20M for 'Taken 3'

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- Liam Neeson is close to signing a $20 million deal to play ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills in a third "Taken" movie, Hollywood's Deadline.com reported.

French studio to attract Hollywood films

SAINT DENIS, France, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The newly opened Cite du Cinema in France boasts 100,000 square feet of sound stages, which are meant to attract large Hollywood productions, officials said.
DeNiro, Pfeiffer begin shooting 'Malavita'

DeNiro, Pfeiffer begin shooting 'Malavita'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- French director Luc Besson began principal photography Wednesday on "Malavita," a film starring Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer, producers said.
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De Niro, Pfeiffer to star in Besson's mob comedy

De Niro, Pfeiffer to star in Besson's mob comedy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 18 (UPI) -- Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones have signed on for roles in French filmmaker Luc Besson's "Malavita," the action comedy's producers said.
French film co. ruled at fault in death

French film co. ruled at fault in death

PARIS, June 29 (UPI) -- French filmmaker Luc Besson's EuropaCorp must pay a $140,000 fine for the involuntary manslaughter of a cameraman, a Paris court has ruled.
Lionsgate to distribute 'Love' in 2010

Lionsgate to distribute 'Love' in 2010

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 20 (UPI) -- Lionsgate says it has acquired the North American distribution rights to the EuropaCorp-produced action/thriller "From Paris with Love."
Travolta, Meyers team up for 'Paris'

Travolta, Meyers team up for 'Paris'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers reportedly has signed on to co-star with John Travolta in the French thriller "From Paris with Love."

Liam Neeson gets 'Taken' to France

PARIS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Liam Neeson is headed to France to star in Luc Besson and Mark Kamen's new film, "Taken."
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French director Luc Besson attends the premiere of "Arthur And The Invisibles" at Vue, Leicester Square in London on January 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Luc Besson (French pronunciation: ; born 18 March 1959) is a French film director, writer, and producer. He is the creator of EuropaCorp film company. He has been involved with over 50 films, spanning 26 years, as writer, director, and/or producer.

Besson was born in Paris to parents who were both Club Med scuba diving instructors. This had a profound influence on his childhood as Besson planned on becoming a marine biologist. He spent much of his youth traveling with his parents to tourist resorts in Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece. The family returned to France when Besson was 10. His parents promptly divorced and were remarried to other people. "Here there is two families, and I am the only bad souvenir of something that doesn't work," he said in the International Herald Tribune. "And if I disappear, then everything is perfect. The rage to exist comes from here. I have to do something! Otherwise I am going to die."

At the age of 17, Besson had a diving accident that left him temporarily unable to dive.

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