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After melting hearts on Downton Abbey and hitting Broadway opposite Jessica Chastain in The Heiress, Dan Stevens is having a serious career moment. and now he's going to make it even bigger, with the help of Liam Neeson. Stevens is now in talks to join Neeson in A Walk Among The Tombstones, which Scott Frank will both direct and adapt from Lawrence Block's novel. Neeson will be playing an ex-New York cop hired to find a drug dealer's kidnapped wife, and in the way that so many investigators do, he discovers the story goes a lot deeper than that. There's no word yet on which role Stevens would be playing, but it would be fascinating to see him shed his clean-cut Downton Abbey reputation and play one of the bad guys that Neesoon is hunting down. More realistically, though, my money is on him playing some kind of fresh-faced »

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