CAA [Creative Artists Agency] has emerged as the surprise winner in the tug of war for Liam Neeson that was waged between WMA and ICM after the exit of his longtime agent Ed Limato. Neeson declined to make the move with Limato to WMA, staying in the ICM fold with Eddy Yablans. CAA, which also reps Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson, confirmed the signing.
Limato moves while he is in production on "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," reprising his role as the voice of the lion Aslan. Neeson, who recently completed production on the Pierre Morel-directed thriller "Taken," is next booked to star in the Richard Eyre-directed "The Other Man," opposite Juliette Binoche.
Neeson is also attached to reunite with "Schindler's List" helmer Steven Spielberg in a Tony Kushner-scripted film about Abraham Lincoln, based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin biography.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Neeson Switches Talent Agencies
From Variety: CAA nabs Neeson