Memory Movie Updates: In “Memory,” Liam Neeson plays Alex Lewis, a professional killer-for-hire who gets himself into trouble when he refuses to carry out a mission that goes against his personal moral code. Alex has no choice except to execute the crooks who hired him, despite the fact that an FBI agent is on his track. To make matters worse, Alex’s memory is fading, prompting him to question his own sense of right and evil.The basic premise of “Memory” is similar to that of “The Alzheimer Case,” a film in which the main character is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages. This is consistent with the majority of Liam Neeson’s recent action films, which have integrated their star’s rising age into the plot rather than uncomfortably dancing around it, as some of Tom Cruise’s recent starring vehicles have done. (See also the humorous scene in “The Mummy” in which Russell Crowe refers to Cruise as a “young man.”)When Neeson isn’t shooting his opponents or snarling frightening one-liners, this provides him something dramatic to sink his teeth into, similar to “Memory.”
MEMORY MOVIE PLOT:
Memory is a remake of the 2003 Belgian film The Memory of a Killer, which was based on Jef Geeraerts’ novel De Zaak Alzheimer. The official summary for Memory is as follows:”Alex Lewis is a hired assassin at a critical juncture in history. Alex is ready to end a long career of violence and secrecy when an old contact gives him a final assignment. Alex is living in El Paso, Texas, and coming to terms with a failing memory just as he plans to retire. The task, however, is not what Alex expected, and it leads him into an FBI sting operation directed by agent Vincent Serra.Alex covertly leads Serra’s FBI team in the right direction when he discovers a trail of abuse extending from a child prostitution ring south of the border to a wealthy, powerful El Paso real estate magnate and her son. Alex uses the talents he’s learned from a lifetime in the shadows to drive ugliness into the light — but he needs to accomplish it before powerful forces destroy Alex and erase Serra’s mission to find the truth.”
MEMORY MOVIE CASTS:
Monica Bellucci, Ray Stevenson, and Guy Pearce are scheduled to star alongside Liam Neeson in Memory.Bellucci, a well-known Italian actress, will play Davana Sealman, an El Paso real estate billionaire whose family is involved in a sex trafficking organisation, in the film. Bellucci is best known for her performances in The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and Spectre in the United States, although she has also starred in The Passion of the Christ, Mozart in the Jungle, Twin Peaks, and Call My Agent.Agent Vincent Serra, played by Guy Pearce, is on the lookout for Liam Neeson’s Alex Lewis.In 2021, Pearce starred in Mare of East town, although he is also recognised for his roles in Prometheus, Memento, LA Confidential, The Rover, and The Proposition.Detective Danny Mora is played by Ray Stevenson. Stevenson is best recognised for his roles as Volstagg in the Marvel Thor films and as Rome in HBO’s Rome, but he has also appeared in Punisher: War Zone, Black Sails, and Vikings. He’ll also appear in Ahsoka, a new Star Wars/Disney Plus original series.Stella Stocker, Taj Atwal, Josh Taylor, Ray Fearon, and Harold Torres are among the cast members of Memory.
MEMORY MOVIE RELEASE DATE:
“Memory” will be released in theatres on April 29, 2022, according to Open Road Films. Neeson first worked with the studio in 2012, when he starred in filmmaker Joe Carnahan’s film “The Grey” (which was only the second movie Open Road had released after being founded in March 2011). Despite backlash from misleading previews that depicted Carnahan’s survival drama as less concerned in contemplating on the meaning of life and death and more intent on having Neeson fight wolves, “The Grey” was a critical and financial success, grossing more than three times its $25 million budget.