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JA Bayona a bit like Martin Scorsese: Liam Neeson

Los Angeles, Jan 3

Liam Neeson

Actor Liam Neeson finds Hollywood director JA Bayona a bit like Oscar winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

Neeson, who features in Bayona's directorial 'A Monster Calls', says the filmmaker 'eats, sleeps and drinks movies', read a statement from the makers.

'Bayona is a real cinema talent. Occasionally, you get to work with directors who are steeped in the love of what they do, and Bayona is one of those. He's a walking film encyclopedia. He's a bit like Martin Scorsese in that way,' Neeson said.

'He's also very sensitive. He takes care of, guides, and nurtures his actors and that's what I always hope a director will do. He allows you to experiment, so you both can get at the truth of what a scene is - and he will try for as long as it takes. I love working with a director like that,' added the 'Taken 2' actor, who worked with Scorsese in 'Silence'.

Distributed by Focus Features, 'A Monster Calls' is a fantasy drama film which also stars Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Geraldine Chaplin.

'A Monster Calls' will release in India on Friday.

Los Angeles, Jan 3

Liam Neeson

Actor Liam Neeson finds Hollywood director JA Bayona a bit like Oscar winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

Neeson, who features in Bayona's directorial 'A Monster Calls', says the filmmaker 'eats, sleeps and drinks movies', read a statement from the makers.

'Bayona is a real cinema talent. Occasionally, you get to work with directors who are steeped in the love of what they do, and Bayona is one of those. He's a walking film encyclopedia. He's a bit like Martin Scorsese in that way,' Neeson said.

'He's also very sensitive. He takes care of, guides, and nurtures his actors and that's what I always hope a director will do. He allows you to experiment, so you both can get at the truth of what a scene is - and he will try for as long as it takes. I love working with a director like that,' added the 'Taken 2' actor, who worked with Scorsese in 'Silence'.

Distributed by Focus Features, 'A Monster Calls' is a fantasy drama film which also stars Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Geraldine Chaplin.

'A Monster Calls' will release in India on Friday.

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