Los Angeles, Jan 3
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.