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Liam Neeson takes a walk among the tombstones. (Universal)

Cue Billy Joel. Irishman Liam Neeson and Englishman Dan Stevens had to get into a New York state of mind for their starring roles in A Walk Among the Tombstones, a movie opening next fall.

Neeson, in another of his brooding action hero turns, plays an ex-New York City cop turned private detective. He’s hired by Stevens, who portrays a narcotics moghul, to find out who kidnapped and murdered the drug dealer’s wife.

Fans of Downton Abbey, where Stevens shot to fame playing the golden-haired, ill-fated Matthew Crawley, may have a hard time at first recognizing him in Tombstones, given that he’s noticeably skinnier, sports black locks and uses an American accent.

Dan Stevens stars opposite Neeson in (Universal)
Dan Stevens stars opposite Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones. (Universal)

The first trailer for the dark, R-rated thriller has just been released. Take a look:

The film is directed and written by Scott Frank (The Lookout), who adapted it from a novel by Lawrence BlockTombstones opens in both the U.S. and the U.K. on Sept. 19.

Do you think A Walk Among the Tombstones looks promising?

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By Leah Rozen