Based on Norwegian original In Order Of Disappearance (2014), the film finds Neeson as Nels, an upstanding snowplow driver and recipient of Citizen Of The Year prize from his swanky Colorado ski town. But when his son is murdered by a local drug kingpin, a switch flips inside our hero and he goes on a rampage. "Fuelled by an unwavering drive for vengeance and armed with heavy machinery, this unlikely hero sets out to dismantle the cartel with extreme prejudice, and he's not stopping until he gets to the top of the food chain," says the synopsis, and he will be up against a well dressed, vegan Native American mafia boss who drives a Tesla but is only too happy murdering people. As for Rossum's character, there are no details as yet.
The original film's director, Hans Petter Moland, will be back behind the camera for this one, with writer Frank Baldwin (The Run) providing the script.
Rossum has worked on National Lampoon biopic A Futile & Stupid Gesture and, after directing an episode of her current series, Shameless, has called the shots for two instalments for the new season of the Animal Kingdom TV adaptation.