Liam Neeson has signed on for Robert Lorenz’s independent action-thriller ‘The Minuteman,’ with production to kick off in September on location in New Mexico and Ohio.

Featuring a script by Lorenz, Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz, ‘The Minuteman’ tells the pulse-racing story of a retired Vietnam veteran who finds himself responsible for the life of a young boy, who is being hunted by the cartel.

‘The Minuteman’ is produced by Zero Gravity Management’s Tai Duncan (‘Proud Mary’) and Mark Williams (‘The Accountant,’ ‘Honest Thief’), alongside Sculptor Media’s (‘Imperium’) Warren Goz and Eric Gold. Raven Capital Management’s James Masciello will executive produce. Voltage Pictures’ CEO Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter also executive produce the film.