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Liam Neeson is filming a movie in Canada called The Ice Road

Manitoba residents shouldn't be surprised if they spot Taken star Liam Neeson around the northern part of the province next year, as he'll be filming a new flick called The Ice Road there starting in February.

The movie, which seems to be at least partly inspired by the History Channel show Ice Road Truckers, features Irish action actor Neeson in a typically Neesony role: a big rig driver who has to brave the wintry wilds of Canada to save a group of trapped miners.

A big storm and some thawing oceanic ice (thanks, climate change!) complicate the rescue mission, but if we know anything about Liam Neeson, he'll end up saving the day. 

The production will take place entirely within the province, and includes an almost entirely Manitoban crew. Even some of the movie's cast will be local.

Filming is taking place in and around the city of Winnipeg, as well as in the town of Gimli, which borders Lake Winnipeg.

Lucky for Neeson, he already has some familiarity filming in the middle of a Canadian prairie winter — his 2019 movie Cold Pursuit, in which he played a snow plow driver seeking revenge on a drug lord, was filmed mostly in Alberta.

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