LIAM Neeson's son is set to follow in his father’s footsteps by taking on the role of Irish icon Michael Collins in an upcoming film about the 1916 Rising.
Micheál Neeson, 20, will play Collins in next year’s film which will document the years leading up to the Easter Rising, which is seen as the key moment of Irish independence.
The film is set to be released next year, around the time of the centenary of the event – and coincidentally 20 years after his father stepped into the role of Michael Collins.
The Rising will also feature Irish actor Colin Morgan as Seán Mac Diarmada, while David O’Hara will play Scottish-born independence fighter James Connolly.
The younger Neeson will be hoping to emulate the success of his father in the role, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal.
Micheál comes from a strong acting background with his parents – with his late mother Natasha Richardson also a successful actress.
The Rising is expected to go into production in the autumn, with an expected release date in April 2016.